Help,
My cats vet has proscribed Clavamix (15 mL) liquid... the problem is, the first batch was mixed at the vet's office and when I picked it up it only filed about 45% of the plastic bottle.
I just picked up a new batch and it was not premixed for me so I added the water myself using the dropper included with the medication. My confusion is that after adding the water, the bottle is now ruffle 75% filed and I stopped with ???4ml??? still to add.
Does anyone know approximately how full the bottle should be at it's proper dilution???
Thanks
CES
circa Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:39:50 GMT, in rec.pets.cats.health+behav, CES (Email Removed) said,
Help, My cats vet has proscribed Clavamix (15 mL) liquid... the problem is, the first batch was mixed at the ... stopped with ???4ml??? still to add. Does anyone know approximately how full the bottle should be at it's proper dilution???

A call to your vet is in order, as they're the only ones who know how they mixed the last batch.
Laura

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Does anyone know approximately how full the bottle should be at it's proper dilution???

About 1/2 to 2/3 full. You add 14 ml or cc of water to the powder. Shake well. You would fill up the dropper that came with it to the 1.0 ml mark, 14 times, adding that to the bottle.
There are usually mixing directions somewhere on the box...but if they are coevered by the prescription label...it is usually 14 ml of water that you add to the bottle and mix. That is the way I have always known it to be made...I could be wrong...
There are usually mixing directions somewhere on the box...but if they are coevered by the prescription label...it is usually 14 ml of water that you add to the bottle and mix.

I found that it mixes best if you add half of the water and mix that first and then add the rest of the water. If the water is added all at once the powder tends to clump up.
YUP I DO.
You screwed up. The diections are on the bottle. Somewhere around 13 cc's as I recall. When properly mixed the bottle is never full. Why the excess bottle..to allow for one to shake the bottle and to allow the dropper tip which measures out the dosage to fit on the bottle.
It is always best to read the directins first..but then again that would be scientific.
MIXED THOUSANDS OF BOTTLES OF CLAVIMOX
Help, My cats vet has proscribed Clavamix (15 mL) liquid... the problem is, the first batch was mixed at the ... ???4ml??? still to add. Does anyone know approximately how full the bottle should be at it's proper dilution??? Thanks CES

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*>Help,
*>My cats vet has proscribed Clavamix (15 mL) liquid... the problem is, the *>first batch was mixed at the vet's office and when I picked it up it only *>filed about 45% of the plastic bottle.
*>
*>I just picked up a new batch and it was not premixed for me so I added the *>water myself using the dropper included with the medication. My confusion is *>that after adding the water, the bottle is now ruffle 75% filed and I *>stopped with ???4ml??? still to add.
Now I don't get this.
First of all, why did you pick up a second batch? Did you return the first bottle, and did the vet agree it had been mixed inappropriately? Or did you use the first bottle despite your concerns?
In my experience, a bottle of amoxi/clav is between 1/2 and 2/3 full when correctly diluted with 14 mL of water per the label. If you are finding the bottle to be 75% full after adding less than the full amount of water, then you are mixing it incorrectly or you are dealing with a brand I have never seen before which uses a non-standard sized bottle. It sounds, though, like your vet clinic mixed it up correctly the first time and you screwed up the second time. I can't be sure, though. Talk to your veterinarian about it and have them mix one up in front of you so you can see for sure how it should be, I guess.

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