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How many co-amoxiclav tablets should be taken for cat scratch?

i had a cat scratch 3 weeks ago that i cleaned with alcohol and antiseptic but until now it is still red and a bit swollen. i researched that it was Pasteurella multocida and it can be helped by Co-amoxiclav. i already have a previous doctor s prescription because i had a cat bite before. my question is how many tablets should i buy?
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
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Hello,

You are right that cats can cause infections with Pasteurella multocida, and in general for animal scratches like this Amoxicillin-clavulanate is recommended. For local infections like yours, the recommended dosage would be 500 mg three times a day for 7 to 10 days.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician
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How many co-amoxiclav tablets should be taken for cat scratch?

Hello, You are right that cats can cause infections with Pasteurella multocida, and in general for animal scratches like this Amoxicillin-clavulanate is recommended. For local infections like yours, the recommended dosage would be 500 mg three times a day for 7 to 10 days. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Aaron Branch, General & Family Physician