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Cephalexin treats a wide range of bacterial infections
Minimal side effects
May be given with or without food
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When your pet is feeling under the weather, sometimes rest just doesn’t do the trick. Cephalexin is a safe and effective antibiotic used to combat a wide range of bacterial infections from dermal to urinary. It is also quite effective against common bone and joint infections. Cephalexin is especially useful for staphylococcal or deep skin infections. While Cephalexin is often prescribed to combat common bacteria found in cats and dogs, it can also be used to fight off infections in humans.
Cephalexin is the generic alternative to Keflex.
Side Effects and Warnings
Side effects of Cephalexin rarely occur, but may include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, rapid breathing, excitability and fever in cats. Animals with allergies to penicillin or cephalosporins should not use this drug, and may exhibit itching, rash, difficulty breathing, or more serious symptoms if they do so. Use Cephalexin with caution in pregnant and nursing animals.
250mg per tablet
500mg per tablet
250mg per capsule
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Store Cephalexin at room temperature away from moisture or heat.
Use as directed by a veterinarian. In typical cases, dosage is 10-15 mg/lb, administered orally twice a day for both cats and dogs. Cephalexin can be taken with or without food and be sure to complete the full course of treatment in order to prevent relapse. Do not use Cephalexin to treat fungal or viral infections, or those caused by parasites and mites.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 These pills are okay.
I got these pills from my vet several different times. And everytime I would give these to her she would vomit so much. Because one time she had pimples all over her chin he said it was a staph infection. And I had to stop giving them to her. Then she got scrathced on the nose and she ripped it open and that time he gave me these orange pills that was $ 30.00 for 10 pills. She puked at first but then they was helping her. And now she cut her paw and I had some left over of these cephalexin I been giving them to her so she don't get a infection in her paw. And she has not puked once. So I guess these pills are okay for certain dogs. Mine is a rottweiler/german shepherd.
December 23, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 Good for skin infections
My bull terrier has used this product for her skin infections and it's worked well.*This is a prescription item
February 19, 2005
Cephalexin is an antibiotic for your pet. A broad range antibiotic, Cephalexin is used to treat many common bacterial infections such as urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, bone and respiratory tract infections in dogs and cats.
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