Cephalosporins Cefa-Drops are indicated for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections. Broad spectrum antibiotic.
…infections. Precautions: Do not give. Clavamox to animals who are hypersensitive (allergic) to penicillins or beta-lactam antibiotics such as cephalosporins. Amoxicillin can cross the placenta so the safe use of Clavamox in pregnant or breeding animals has not been determined. Do not use amoxicillin…Description
Get your pet treatment for his/her infection with Clavamox. Many veterinarians prescribe Clavamox because it is generally safe and effective.
What is Clavamox? Clavamox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective in the treatment of infections of the skin, respiratory tract, and urinary tract. Clavamox can also treat in infected wounds and abscesses.
Formulated for: Cats and dogs can generally take Clavamox safely.
How is this medication given? Clavamox can be given by mouth (orally). Follow your veterinarians instructions precisely although twice daily dosing is common with Clavamox. Only give this medication to the pet for which it has been prescribed. Your pet may start to feel better before a course of medication has been completed. Always use all of the pills that were prescribed in order to prevent reoccurrence of infection or antibiotic resistance.
How does this medication work? Clavamox is a combination antibiotic that contains amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. These medications working together expand the spectrum of bacteria Clavamox is effective in fighting.
What results can I expect? Your pets infection should start to improve once the antibiotic starts working. His/her symptoms should resolve and you should see your pet return to normal. You can notice improvement before the entire course of antibiotic is completed but you should always make sure your pet completes the entire course to make sure the infection does not return and to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.
What Form(s) does Clavamox come in? Clavamox can be given as a tablet available in 3 different strengths or as an oral suspension.
Generic Name: Amoxicillin-potassium clavulanate (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name: Clavamox (Pfizer Animal Health)
Dose and Administration: Generally, Clavamox is given twice daily. The exact dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your veterinarian so follow his/her instructions. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Always complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse or prevent the development of resistance. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the one you missed. Do not double dose.
Uses: Clavamox is used to treat susceptible bacteria that cause infections in regions of the body including the skin, respiratory tract, bone, and mouth. Clavamox can also be effective in treating infected wounds. Clavamox is not a treatment for viral or parasitic infections.
Possible Side Effects: Clavamox is generally safe. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature and include vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, rash, or collapse. Other less serious side effect such as a yeast or fungal infection may be more likely to occur. Contact your veterinarian immediately if any unusual symptoms develop while your pet is taking Clavamox.
Drug and Food Interactions: Tell your veterinarian about any vitamins, supplements, or medications your pet is taking before starting Clavamox. Interactions may occur with bacteriostatic drugs such as erythromycin or tetracyclines.
…Tablet form is easier to give than traditional capsules. Precautions:Rilexine should not be used in pets who are penicillin, cephalexin, other cephalosporins, or other beta-lactam antibiotics. Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils should not take Rilexine. The Rilexine dosage should be reduced…Description
What is Rilexine? This is a medication that is given orally(by mouth). It is an antibiotic that treats pyoderma (bacterial infection of the skin) and urinary tract infections. Tablets make it more convenient to treat your pets infection than with capsules that contain the same active ingredient.
Formulated for: Rilexine can be given to dogs.
How is this medication given? Dosing will vary depending on your pets condition and his/her body weight so follow your veterinarians directions carefully. You can give Rilexine to your pet with or without food. The average frequency of administration is twice daily for 28 days in total. This is just a guideline and can change based on what is best for your pet so always listen to your veterinarian. Always talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions regarding the use of Rilexine.
How does this medication work? Rilexine inhibits nucleopeptide synthesis of the bacterial wall. This results in the eventual death of susceptible bacteria. Rilexine works to kill infections commonly found in the skin (ex. pyoderma, folliculitis, and cellulitis) and urinary tract.
What results can I expect? Once your pet takes Rilexine, his/her symptoms of infection should resolve since this medication works to kill susceptible bacteria. As with any antibiotic, it is imperative that you give your pet all prescribed medication even if he/she starts to feel better before all of the medication has been finished.
What Form(s) does Rilexine come in? Rilexine is available as a chewable, scored tablet with liver flavoring. It comes in 150 mg, 300 mg, and 600 mg strengths in order to accommodate your pets needs.
Generic Name: Cephalexin.
Common Brand Name: Rilexine Chewable Tablets (Virbac).
Dose and Administration: Rilexine is a prescription medication and should be given exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Give this medication with or without food. The general guideline is to use this medication twice a day for 28 days but your veterinarian will determine the correct dose for your pet. Your pets dose is also based on his/her body weight. If you forget to give it a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never give two doses at once.
Uses: This is an antibiotic so it is effective in fighting infection. Rilexine is generally effective in the treatment of superficial pyoderma (skin infection) caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus pseudointermedius. It also works to treat urinary tract infections and other susceptible bacterial infections.
Possible Side Effects: Gastrointestinal upset including diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are the most common side effects with Rilexine. Rilexine can cause an allergic reaction in some pets. Signs of an allergic reaction include swelling, hives, vomiting, and collapse. If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to this medication, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary hospital immediately. There are other side effects that can occur. If your pet seems ill after receiving Rilexine, call your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Drug and Food Interactions: Aminoglycosides, amphotericin B, chloramphenicol, and oral anticoagulants(blood thinners) may interact with Rilexine. Other drugs may also interfere with Rilexine so be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your pet is taking prior to giving Rilexine.