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Cephalexin
Cephalexin
Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, and joints. It is available as a liquid suspension containing 250mg/5ml, and as 250mg and 500mg capsules (sold per capsule). When mixed with water, the liquid suspension should be kept in the refrigerator and any unused portion should be discarded after 14 days. The usual dose for dogs and cats is 10-15mg/pound by mouth every 8 to 12 hours.

Cephalexin 100mg

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Product description
What is Cephalexin? Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic available as capsules or liquid suspension used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, and joints. Cephalexin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. For: Cats and Dogs Benefits: • Effectively treats bacterial skin infections • Also treats infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, and joints • Can prevent secondary infections • Sold affordably as individual capsules How it works: Cephalexin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cephalosporin antibiotics suppress the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa. Cautions: In the event of an allergic reaction - such as shortness of breath, rash, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, mucus or blood in the stool, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, or unusual bleeding or bruising - contact your veterinarian immediately. When mixed with water the liquid suspension should be stored in the refrigerator and any unused portion should be thrown away after 14 days. While symptoms may subside early, use all of the prescribed medicine. More Information: Brand Name Keflex (Advancis) Generic Name Cephalexin What is the most important information I should know about Cephalexin: Cephalexin is a prescription medication available as 250mg and 500mg capsules and as a 250mg/5ml liquid suspension. Cephalexin is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. The usual dose of cephalexin in dogs and cats is 10-15mg/pound every 8-12 hours. Cephalexin may given on an empty stomach or with food to prevent stomach upset. Give all of the cephalexin that was prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated. What is Cephalexin: Cephalexin is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that fight bacteria in the body. Cephalexin can be used to treat infections such as bronchitis as well as ear, skin, and urinary tract infections. Cephalexin may also be used for purposes other than those listed. What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Cephalexin to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to another penicillin or to a cephalosporin. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, or a stomach or intestinal disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Cephalexin liquid suspension contains sucrose which may affect the treatment of diabetic pets. How should this medication be given: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Cephalexin can be given with or without food. Give all of the cephalexin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Store capsules at room temperature away from moisture or heat. Store the liquid suspension in the refrigerator. Discard any unused liquid suspension after 14 days. What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember, then try to evenly space the rest of the doses for that day until you can return to a normal schedule. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, seizures, numbness and tingling in the legs, and muscle spasms. What should I avoid while giving Cephalexin to my pet: There are no restrictions on food or activity during treatment with cephalexin unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian. What are the possible side effects of Cephalexin: Stop giving cephalexin and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting), severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, mucus or blood in the stool, or unusual bleeding or bruising. Other less serious side effects such as mild nausea, diarrhea, or yeast infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give cephalexin and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet. What other drugs will affect Cephalexin: Before giving cephalexin, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given another antibiotic (for the same or a different infection), probenecid, or a loop diuretic such as furosemide or warfarin. You may not be able to give cephalexin or you may need to have the dosage adjusted. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with cephalexin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products. Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about cephalexin written for health professionals that you may read. Directions: • Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum prescription antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (such as bronchitis), skin, urinary tract, bones, and joints. • Cephalexin is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats. • Cephalexin comes in either liquid suspension or capsule form, and may be given on an empty stomach or with food to prevent stomach upset. • Give all of the cephalexin that was prescribed for your pet. Symptoms may begin to improve before the infection is completely treated. Tip: Cephalexin liquid suspension contains sucrose which may affect the treatment of diabetic pets. Storage: Store capsules at room temperature away from moisture or heat. Store the suspension (liquid) in the refrigerator. Discard any unused suspension after 14 days.
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