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Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum oral tablet 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. This prescription medication comes in a convenient tablet form for dogs.
|Common Brand Name(s)||Keflet|
|For Use With||Dogs & Cats|
|Health Condition||Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)|
Cephalexin is labeled for the treatment of secondary superficial bacterial pyoderma in dogs caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius. Cephalexin has also been used clinically in cats, horses, rabbits, ferrets, and birds, particularly for susceptible staphylococcal infections. Cephalexin is considered a first-tier drug for the treatment of bacterial skin infections. Although a small study reported efficacy of cephalexin for uncomplicated cystitis, bacterial susceptibility patterns have suggested cephalexin is not an ideal empiric antibiotic for treating UTI in dogs and cats.
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.
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.
Prescribing cephalexin tablets in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection or a prophylactic indication is unlikely to provide benefit to the patient and increases the risk of the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Prolonged use of cephalexin tablets may result in the overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms. Careful observation of the patient is essential. If superinfection occurs during therapy, appropriate measures should be taken.
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Take exactly as directed.
Store at room temperature.
Cephalexin is given by mouth in order treat susceptible bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, joints, and other body systems.
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.
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.
Cephalexin works by stopping the production of the bacterias cell wall which eventually results in death of the susceptible bacteria.
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.