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.
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.
As with other cephalosporins, cefpodoxime proxetil may occasionally induce a positive direct Coombs’ test.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Simplicef, Vantin.
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