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Cefpodoxime Proxetil (Generic) Tablets for Dogs

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Description

Cefpodoxime Proxetil is a prescription medication for dogs to treat bacterial infections of the skin including wounds and abscesses, as well as bladder and respiratory infections. Plus, since this medication comes in an oral tablet form, it can be easily disguised in your dog’s favorite food. Customers may receive this drug under the names Simplicef, Vantin.

Uses

Cefpodoxime Proxetil Tablets are indicated for the treatment of skin infections (wounds and abscesses) in dogs.

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 & 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

As with other cephalosporins, cefpodoxime proxetil may occasionally induce a positive direct Coombs’ test.

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  • Item Number
    146577
  • Generic Name
    Cefpodoxime Proxetil
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Simplicef, Vantin
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Wounds, Respiratory Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Skin Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Cefpodoxime Proxetil.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Give this medication by mouth according to a veterinarian's instructions as they will be able to determine the dose and frequency best suitable for your dog.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperatures between 68° - 77°F. Replace cap securely after each opening.

FAQ

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 .
  • Simple oral once-daily dosing.
  • Comes in a film-coated tablet for easy administration.

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.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Takes too long to receive

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    I purchased this from Chewy because it was so much cheaper than from the vet, however, when it takes 8 days to receive a prescription, that is just unacceptable. I buy my dog food from Chewy and it comes in 2 days. If this prescription was because of a serious illness, the dog would be dead by the time the prescription arrived. I will not be using Chewy for prescriptions.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    What is with the shipping on this???

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    Ordered on oct 14. Was sent to Louisville now in Nashville I live in Evansville In. It’s the 18th. Which originally was the arrival date. And now it says it will arrive on the 21st . Omg

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly the same as my vet dispenses at half the cost, but..

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    It takes a really, really long time to ship and deliver. For this type of medication that is needed for an active infection, I will pay the extra money and use my vets pharmacy next time. The Chewy people are fantastic though and I can’t say enough good things about the customer service!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Half the price

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    My dog is on this antibiotic daily for chronic UTIs. I was getting it at my vet clinic but Chewy is half the price. The only negative is that I use half pills and these aren't scored. not a deal breaker as I use a pill cutter now. Always great and courteous service.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Product is great.

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    The product is great, just took too long for it to be delivered.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Too long for antibiotic

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    Process for antibiotic took too long. I overnight express mailed prescription but it took 5 days to arrive. Way too long for this type of drug.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy again.

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    My dog has been going through his allergy season. I try benadryl but that only help him sleep. This stuff the second day works right away. I also realized and wonder what's causing him to break out. It's his dog food also. I switch couple brands. But I give up on dog food. I only feed him normal food. Which I make him rice, chicken breast and veggies. I love my dog. Would give him the world to not let him get allergic to anything. So far the normal food is helping him. No more itching, licking his hands and body.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended

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    Great price for this medication (it is much more expensive from local veterinarians) and extremely fast shipping.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality of life

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    This prescription is for my 15 year dog. The medication has improved her quality of life.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Cefpodoxime

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    Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Banan) is an antibiotic that is used to treat various bacterial infections such as tonsillitis, ear infections, throat infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bronchitis, and other infections. The antibiotic works by destroying the cell walls of bacteria. It seems to be a slow working medications, but it seems to be working as well.

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