Simplicef (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablets for Dogs

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Simplicef tablets are prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of various infections in dogs caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Some of these infections include but are not limited to skin, urinary tract, bone, and respiratory tract infections. Best of all, this antimicrobial comes in a tablet form, so you can feed it by mouth.


Simplicef tablets are indicated for the treatment of skin infections, wounds and abscesses in dogs caused by specific strains of bacteria.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, increased water-intake and decreased appetite.

Drug & Food Interactions

Discuss medications and supplements your pet is taking with your vet as interactions are possible with Simplicef. Aminoglycosides (gentamicin, neomycin), amphotericin B, anticoagulants (blood thinners, such as heparin or warfarin), and probenicid may interact with Simplicef. Other interactions may occur.


If your pet is allergic to cephalosporins or penicillins, do not give Simplicef. Simplicef should not be given to pregnant or lactating animals because it passes through the milk. Pets with seizure disorders, epilepsy, or kidney disease should be given Simplicef cautiously and only as directed. Simplicef may cause a false-positive glucose test result with certain brands of urine test strips.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Simplicef, Vantin

  • Generic Name

    Cefpodoxime Proxetil

  • Dosage Measure

    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.

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  • Product Form


  • Health Condition

    Skin Infections, Wounds, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

  • Drug Type



Cefpodoxime Proxetil.

Recommended Dosage

The dose range of Simplicef (cefpodoxime proxetil) tablets is 5-10 mg/kg (2.3-4.5 mg/lb) body weight, administered orally, once a day. The dose may be given with or without food. The determination of dosage for any particular pet must take into consideration the severity and nature of the infection, the susceptibility of the causative organisms, and the integrity of the pet's host-defense mechanisms.

Storage Instructions

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


What is Simplicef?

This is a cephalosporin antibiotic that works to treat skin, urinary tract, bone, and respiratory tract infections plus other susceptible infections.

What are the benefits of Simplicef?

  • Works against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
  • Only requires once a day administration.
  • Can be given by mouth at home.

How is this medication given?

Simplicef is usually given once a day but always follow your veterinarians instruction. Try to give with food.

Complete all medication or symptoms may return or worsen.

Only use this medication for the pet it has been prescribed for. Contact your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to give Simplicef correctly.

How does this medication work?

Simplicef works by stopping the bacteriascell wall production which will result in the death of susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

What results can I expect?

Simplicef circulates through the body once it is absorbed through the intestinal tract. The blood stream then carries the medication to various organs in the body that are infected. All medication must be completed even though your pet might feel better sooner or symptoms can return or worsen.

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