Cefpodoxime Proxetil 200 mg per tablet

Cefpodoxime Proxetil 200 mg per tablet
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What is Cefpodoxime Proxetil?

Cefpodoxime proxetil (Simplicef) is a third generation cephalosporin and is used primarily to treat skin infections in dogs- most of which are caused by Staphylococcus. It has been very useful in dogs that have bacterial skin infections that are resistant to other antibiotics. It is used once daily which makes it very convenient to administer. It is usually very well tolerated and has few side effects. I really think this is a good antibiotic for Staphylococcus infections, and most veterinarians seem to be familiar with the drug and its indications.
Cefpodoxime proxetil is available by prescription only. Cefpodoxime proxetil is a cephalosporin antibiotic used primarily to fight skin infections in dogs. Cefpodoxime proxetil is effective against bacterial strains such as staphylococci, streptococci, escherichia, pasteurella, and proteus. Cefpodoxime proxetil inhibits the growth of the bacterial cell wall, causing the wall to become unstable and rupture.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Comes in a film-coated tablet for easy administration
  • Treats bacterial skin, bladder and respiratory infections in dogs
  • Treats skin & soft tissue infections in cats
  • Simple oral once-daily dosing
  • Can be given with or without food

How it works?

Cefpodoxime proxetil is used to treat skin infections in dogs susceptible to certain bacteria strains as well as bladder and respiratory infections. It is also used to treat skin and soft tissue infections in cats. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic that treats bacterial infections by suppressing the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • Even though cefpodoxime proxetil can be given without food, some pets do experience some digestive upset. Administer with food to lessen gastrointestinal side effects.
  • Cefpodoxime proxetil can be used to treat many different types of infections such as bronchitis, and pneumonia as well as ear, skin and urinary tract infections.
  • Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that fight bacteria in the body.
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in dogs is 2.3-4.5 mg/lb, given by mouth, once a day for 5 to 7 days or 2 to 3 days beyond the cessation of clinical signs, up to a maximum of 28 days.
Cats All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in cats is 2.27 mg/lb, given by mouth, every 12 hours or 4.55 mg/lb by mouth daily.

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to cefpodoxime proxetil. Notify your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet is taking, as cefpodoxime proxetil may interact with some other medications. Use with caution in animals that are pregnant or nursing. Use with caution if your dog suffers from kidney disease or intestinal disease. Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Possible Side Effects

Stop administering 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, and 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 cefpodoxime proxetil and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.