Cephalexin (Generic) Capsules for Dogs

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Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum oral capsule prescribed by veterinarians to treat bacterial infections found on the skin, in the urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, joints as well as other areas of your dog's body. Customers may receive this drug under the names Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia.


Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used to treat susceptible bacterial infections throughout the body.

Possible Side Effects

Lack of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea may occur. Some pets may experience drooling, rapid breathing, rashes, excitability, or high fever but this is rare. Other side effects are possible, so alert your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual symptoms or behaviors.

Drug & Food Interactions

Aminoglycosides, Amphotericin B, and Probenicid may interact with Cephalexin. Other drug interactions may occur. Always tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements your pet is taking before starting Cephalexin.


Do not use in animals who are allergic to this class of antibiotics. Do not give Cephalexin to animals who are allergic to hypersensitive penicillins as they may have an adverse reaction. Use is not recommended in pregnant or lactating animals.

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 Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia.

Also available in an oral suspension.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Dosage Measure

    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

  • Generic Name


  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Keflex, Keftab, Zartan, Daxbia

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  • Health Condition

    Respiratory Infections, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Skin Infections

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Recommended Dosage

The recommended dose is 22 mg/kg (10 mg/lb) of body weight twice daily for 28 days.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.


What is Cephalexin?

Cephalexin capsules are given by mouth in order treat susceptible bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, joints, and other body systems.

What are the benefits of Cephalexin?

Affordable and Effective. Broad-spectrum action helps treat a wide variety of susceptible bacterial infections. Can reach multiple body systems including the skin, urinary tract, bones, and joints.

How is this medication given?

Give Cephalexin orally according to your veterinarians prescribed directions preferably with food.

Always complete the entire course of medication even if your pet feels better prior to the end of treatment or infection can recur or worsen.

If you are unsure of how to give Cephalexin correctly, always consult with your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Cephalexin works by stopping the production of the bacterias cell wall which eventually results in death of the susceptible bacteria.

What results can I expect?

Cephalexin is absorbed through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and is delivered to multiple body systems where bacterial infection is present. Your pet should start to feel better and his/her bacterial infection(s) should resolve if Cephalexin is used as directed. Stopping this medication before the entire course is completed can cause infection to recur or worsen.

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