Noroclav general information
What is Noroclav used for?
Noroclav tablets 250mg a combination antibiotic used for short-term treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections and dogs, including skin disease, such as deep and superficial pyodermas; soft tissue infections, such as abcesses and anal sacculitis; dental infections such as gingivitis (infection of the gums); urinary tract infections; upper and lower respiratory tract infection; enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine).
How does Noroclav work?
Noroclav tablets 250mg contain a combination of two antibiotics. Amoxycillin is as an antibiotic similar to penicillin and belongs to the beta-lactam group of antibiotics, which block the formation of the bacterial cell wall and this kills the bacteria. However, amoxycillin can be inactivated by the bacterial enzyme beta-lactamase that makes those bacteria resistant to amoxycillin. Clavulanic acid is an antibiotic structurally related to the penicillins that is able to inactivate a wide range of beta-lactamase enzymes commonly found in amoxycillin-resistant bacteria. This dual action of Noroclav tablets 250mg provides a broad spectrum antibiotic and a beta-lactamase inhibitor, which extends the range of susceptible bacteria. Noroclav tablets 250mg are effective against a wide range of bacteria, including susceptible Staphylococci and Escherichia coli, and are used to treat infections common to dogs caused by these bacteria, including infections of the skin, urinary and respiratory tract and digestive system.
What does Noroclav contain?
Noroclav tablets 250mg contain a combination of the active ingredients amoxycillin 200mg and clavulanic acid 50mg, which are antibiotics used to treat a wide range of common bacterial infections in dogs.
What Noroclav doses are available?
Noroclav is available to buy online form Inhouse Pharmacy in two doses:
- 50mg tablets suitable for cats and dogs
- 250mg tablets suitable for dogs
Treating infection in dogs with Noroclav
Noroclav tablets 250mg contain a combination of two antibiotics, amoxycillin, that kills certain bacteria, and clavulanic acid that inactivates the beta-lactamase enzyme commonly found in amoxycillin-resistant bacteria and therefore helps prevent resistance to amoxycillin. Noroclav tablets 250mg are used for short-term treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections in dogs, including skin disease, such as deep and superficial pyodermas; soft tissue infections, such as abcesses and anal sacculitis; dental infections such as gingivitis (infection of the gums); urinary tract infections; upper and lower respiratory tract infection; enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine).
What are the side effects of Noroclav?
Gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting have been reported after giving Noroclav tablets 250mg to dogs.
When should Noroclav not be used?
You should not give Noroclav to your dog if they:
- show signs of allergic reaction or hypersensitivity to amoxycillin or have had a reaction with any other beta-lactams antibiotic, including cephalosporins; or clavulanic acid; or any of the other ingredients in Noroclav tablets 250mg
- have kidney problems that causes them to produce less urine than normal
- have liver problems
How should Noroclav be given?
You should give Noroclav tablets 250mg orally to your dog twice daily. You can also crush the tablet up and add it to your cat’s food. The recommended dose is 12.5mg per kg body weight, which is equivalent to one 250mg tablet per 20kg body weight.
Use the following guide of number of 250mg Noroclav tablets per kg body weight, to help you administer the correct dose:
- 19-20 kg: 1 tablet
- 21-30kg: 1½ tablets
- 31-40kg: 2 tablet
- 41-50kg: 2½ tablets
- More than 50kg: 3 tablets
How long should Noroclav be given?
You should give Noroclav tablets 250mg to your dog as recommended by your vet, usually for 5 to 7 days when your dog should improve. If needed your vet may suggest a longer course of treatment.
Missed dose of Noroclav
If you miss a dose of Noroclav tablets 250mg give it to your dog as soon as you remember, unless it is time to give the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not give your pet a double dose.
How should Noroclav be stored?
You should store your dog’s Noroclav tablets 250mg in a cool dry place below 25°C and protect from direct light