Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin. What is Cefpodoxime proxetil? Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, such as wounds and abscesses as well as bladder and respiratory infections in dogs. What are the benefits of Cefpodoxime Proxetil Tablets? Treats bacterial skin, bladder and respiratory infections in dogs Treats skin & soft tissue infections in cats. Simple oral once-daily dosing. Comes in a film-coated tablet for easy administration. Formulated for: dogs How is this medication given? Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in dogs is 2.3-4.5mg/pound, given by mouth, once a day for 5 to 7 days up to a maximum of 28 days. How does this medication work? It is a cephalosporin antibiotic that treats bacterial infections by suppressing the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa. What form(s) does Cefpodoxime Proxetil come in? tablets. Generic Name: Cefpodoxime Proxetil Common Brand Name: Simplicef Dose and Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to provide an explanation. Uses: Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral antibiotic. Follow the directions given by your veterinarian. Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink. Give all the medication prescribed even if your pet seems to be fully recovered. 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. Drug and Food Interactions: Do not give medication at the same time as giving antacids such as Maalox or other stomach acid reducers such as Tagamet. Precautions: Do not give to pets who are hypersensitive to penicillin or cephalosporin. Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Cefpodoxime proxetil. Size: 100 mg.
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