Cefpodoxime Proxetil treats skin infections. It may also be used to treat respiratory and bladder infections in dogs, as well as soft tissue or skin infections in cats.
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 and skin and soft tissue infections in cats.
For use in cats and dogs.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an FDA-approved treatment for bacterial skin infections. The simple, one-daily dosing is easy to administer because it may be given without or with food.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil are used to treat skin infections (abscesses and wounds) in dogs. These infections are caused by susceptible strains of certain bacteria, such as Proteus mirabilis, Pasteurella multocida, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus canis (group G, ß hemolytic), Staphylococcus aureus, or Staphylococcus intermedius.
Sold by the tablet in strengths of 100 mg or 200 mg.
Antimicrobial medications like cephalosporins and penicillins may cause an allergic reaction in certain individuals. To minimize this possibility, it is advised that those handling the drug avoid direct contact of the medication with the mucous membranes and skin.
- Cefpodoxime Proxetil could periodically cause a positive direct Coombs' test.
- Safety of this drug is not demonstrated for lactating, breeding, or pregnant dogs.
Contact your veterinary emergency room in case of overdose.
Symptoms of overdose (thyrotoxicosis) may include:
- Increased thirst, urination, and hunger
- Personality change
- Reduce heat tolerance
Store at room temperature 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C ). After opening, securely replace cap.
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