Cephalexin is a broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic used to treat
bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones and
joints of dogs and cats.
Cephalexin causes bacteria to die by preventing them from forming cell wells and protective barriers.
Dosage and Administration:
Dogs and Cats: 10-30 mg/kg, every 6 to 12
For pyoderma, the dosage is 22-35 mg/kg every 12 hours
Cephalexin is not absorbed orally in horses.
Cephalexin is a very safe and effective antibiotic to treat bacterial infections. The side effects are rare and include loss of appetite,
vomiting and diarrhea, are rare. Allergic reactions such as itching, rash and
difficulty breathing may occur. Side effects in dogs may also include drooling,
rapid breathing and excitability. Fever and vomiting are additional side effects
that may occur in cats.
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to penicillin or
cephalosporins. Use with caution in pregnant and nursing animals. Use with
caution in animals when given with probenecid or aminoglycosides such as
neomycin and gentamicin. Use with caution when given with other drugs that may
affect the kidneys. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other
medications your pet is taking.
Keep tablets and capsules in the container they came in, tightly closed. Store
at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture.
Suspension: After mixing with water, the oral suspension should be kept in the refrigerator
and any unused portion should be discarded after 14 days. Shake well before use.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Federal Law restricts this product to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian
Rx Medication Sold Only To Licensed Veterinarians & Pharmacies. Current License Must Be On File Prior To Shipping.