Arthritis
Allergies
Anxiety
Ear Infections
Flea & Tick
Heart Problems
Heartworm
Hot Spots
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Incontinence
Shedding Control
Skin Irritation
Tear Stains
Urinary Infections
Vomiting/Diarrhea
Weight Management
Worms
See All A-Z
Arthritis
Allergies
Anxiety
Ear Infections
Flea & Tick
Heart Problems
Heartworm
Hot Spots
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Incontinence
Shedding Control
Skin Irritation
Tear Stains
Urinary Infections
Vomiting/Diarrhea
Weight Management
Worms
See All A-Z
Breath Fresheners
Chews & Treats
Rinses & Water Additives
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Ear Cleansers
Ear Infection Remedies
Ear Mite Treatments
Antibiotic Anti-Infective
Artificial Tears & Lubricants
Eye Inflammation
Glaucoma
Tear Stain Removers
Flea & Tick Prevention
Heartworm & Flea Control
Home Flea & Tick Treatment
Oral Flea Treatments
Pet Flea & Tick Control
Tick & Flea Collars
Canned Pet Food
Dry Pet Food
Raw Pet Food
Adult Pet Food
Hypoallergenic
Glucose Balance
Digestive Health & Support
Grain Free
Joint Support
Kitten Food
Puppy Food
Senior Pet Food
Skin Support
Small Breed Dog Food
Weight Loss & Management
Treats
Pet Food Storage
Joint Pain
Joint Supplements
Lifting Harness
Orthopedic Beds
Steps & Ramps for Mobility
Allergy Relief
Antibiotics
Antifungal
Anxiety
Asthma
Compound Medications
Cough Relief
Digestive Health & Enzymes
Diuretics
High Blood Pressure
Hormonal Endocrine
Insulin & Glucose Balance
Motion Sickness & Nausea
Pain
Seizure Disorder
Thyroid
Urinary Tract & Kidneys
Wormers
Beds
Bowls & Elevated Feeders
Carriers
Car Seats & Pet Carriers
Cat Litter
Cesar Millan Training Aids
Crates & Kennels
Drinking Fountains
Elizabethan Collars
First Aid
Furniture
Furniture Protectors
Gates
Grooming Tools
Holiday
Leashes & Harnesses
Life Jackets
Outdoor Cat Pens
Pet Food Storage
Pet Halloween Costumes & Treats
Shampoos
Stain Removers
Steps & Ramps
Strollers
Toys
Training Aids
Treats
Wireless Dog Fences
Antibacterials
First Aid
Fish Oils & Omega 3
Fly Control
Grooming Tools
Hairball Remedies
Itch Relief
Ringworm Treatments
Shampoos
Shedding Control
Skin Care Supplements
Skin Medications
Antioxidants
Calcium
Dietary
Digestive Enzymes
Fish Oils & Omega 3
Liver Support
Multivitamins
Potassium
Senior Support
Whole Food Supplements
 
   
 
 
    100% Guaranteed
 
    Click for Rx info
 
 

Cefpodoxime Proxetil


 
Q & A
 
Ships in one business day or less
 
                         
 
 
  Product Info   How to use   Ingredients   Customer Reviews   Q & A  

What is Cefpodoxime Proxetil?

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. It does not treat viral or parasitic infections. Cefpodoxime proxetil is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this product for dogs and it may be useful in cats as well. Cefpodoxime proxetil requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Buy Generic Simplicef from Pet Meds
 

For: Dogs & Cats

Benefits:
Treats bacterial skin, bladder and respiratory infections in dogs
Treats skin & soft tissue infections in cats
Simple oral once-daily dosing
Can be given with or without food
Comes in a film-coated tablet for easy administration

How it works:
Cefpodoxime proxetil is used to treat skin infections in dogs susceptible to certain bacteria strains as well as bladder and respiratory infections. It is also used to treat skin and soft tissue infections in cats. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic that treats bacterial infections by suppressing the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa.

Cautions:
Contact your veterinarian in the event of an allergic reaction (such as, shortness of breath, hives, swelling, rash, fainting, vomiting, diarrhea, mucous or blood in the stool, unusual bleeding, or bruising). Also, do not give to animals who are hypersensitive to penicillin or cephalosporin.


More Information:

Brand Name
Vantin

Active ingredients: Cefpodoxime proxetil

What is this product used for: Cefpodoxime proxetil treats a range of infections, including those of the skin, bladder and respiratory system.

Availability: Cefpodoxime proxetil requires a prescription from a veterinarian.

How this product should be used: Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral antibiotic. Follow the directions given by your veterinarian. Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink. Give all the medication prescribed even if your pet seems to be fully recovered.

What special precautions are there: The safety of cefpodoxime proxetil in dogs used for breeding, pregnant dogs, or lactating bitches has not been demonstrated. Safety for cats that are breeding, pregnant, or lactating also has not been demonstrated due to a lack of adequate studies. It may be used, however, if the prescribing veterinarian feels that the benefits outweigh the risks involved. As with other cephalosporins, cefpodoxime proxetil may occasionally induce a positive direct Coombs' test. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Antimicrobial drugs, including penicillin and cephalosporins, can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. To minimize the possibility of allergic reactions, those handling such antimicrobials, including cefpodoxime, are advised to avoid direct contact of the product with the skin and mucous membranes.

What should I avoid while giving cefpodoxime proxetil: Do not administer at the same time as giving antacids such as Maalox or other stomach acid reducers such as Tagamet.

What are the possible side effects of cefpodoxime proxetil: Stop administering and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting), severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, mucus or blood in the stool, and unusual bleeding or bruising. Other, less serious side effects such as mild nausea, diarrhea, or yeast infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give cefpodoxime proxetil and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

In the event of an overdose: Call your veterinarian immediately or take your pet to an emergency clinic.

Directions:
Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that fight bacteria in the body.
Cefpodoxime proxetil can be used to treat many different types of infections such as bronchitis, and pneumonia as well as ear, skin and urinary tract infections.
Cefpodoxime proxetil is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this product for dogs, and it may be useful for cats as well.
Tip: Even though cefpodoxime proxetil can be given without food, some pets do experience some digestive upset. Administer with food to lessen gastrointestinal side effects.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in dogs is 2.3-4.5mg/pound, given by mouth, once a day for 5 to 7 days or 2 to 3 days beyond the cessation of clinical signs, up to a maximum of 28 days.
Cats All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in cats is 2.27mg/pound, given by mouth, every 12 hours or 4.55mg/pound by mouth daily.
Horses:
Storage: Should be stored in a cool dry place.
Cefpodoxime proxetil:
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
cefpodoxime proxetil 100 mg

Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
cefpodoxime proxetil 200 mg
8 Questions · 8 Answers

Ask & Answer.

Talk to other pet lovers about this product.

 
 
« Back
 
 
3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
DoodleMom
Answer this question
0
0

Answers

Answer: 
yes, she can take both at the same time
3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
11 months ago
by
Anonymous
houston tx
Answer this question
0
0

Answers

Answer: 
Please consult with your veterinarian. Bathing your pet can leave the skin dry which may not help your pet's condition.
11 months ago
by
Lilli Pharmacist
Pompano Beach, FL
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
1 year, 1 month ago
by
boo
Answer this question
0
0

Answers

Answer: 
You should see improvement within 3 to 4 days depending on the type of infection, the main thing is to give the medication as your veterinarian has prescribed. If you do not see any improvement after completing the medication, you should contact the clinic and let them know. Thanks for your question.
1 year, 1 month ago
by
Marty, Pharm. D.
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
1 year, 1 month ago
by
q
Answer this question
0
0

Answers

Answer: 
yes both the dewormer and benadryl with this antibiotic are fine
1 year, 1 month ago
by
Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
My Yorkie was on a two-week prescription of Cefpodoxime and gain 2.1 pounds!
1 year, 2 months ago
by
CathyK
Answer this question
0
0

Answers

Answer: 
I have not heard of that as a side effect. Make sure you mention this to your vet since the pet
is so small......The vet can then determine if its water retention.
1 year, 2 months ago
by
Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
0
0
Vote as Best Answer
Thanks for Voting
This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
Note: Any trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
 
Facebook Twitter Pin It
 
You May Also Like
 
Bravecto Small Dog 9.9-22 lbs (1 chew)

Bravecto
Bravecto Small Dog 9.9-22 lbs (1 chew)

$62.49
$49.99
 
Shop Now
 
Also For Your Pet
 

Restore Normal Digestive Function:

 

 

Quick Relief From Vomiting & Diahrrea:

 

 

Urinary Tract Support:

 

 

Antioxidants For Healthy Cells:

 

 

Kill Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms & Tapeworms:

 

 

Killing Microorganisms:

 

 
 
Click & Learn
 
 
   
Help / Customer Service
My Account
PetMeds® Sites
PetMeds® Programs
Our 100% Guarantee
About Us
Contact Us
FAQs
PetMeds® Help
Privacy Policy
Printable Order Form
Site Map
Testimonials
Vet Directory
Request a Catalog

Home
Login
Email Preferences
Reorder
Easy refill
Track my order
My Account Page
My pet has passed away
PetMeds Blog
PetHealth 101
PetMeds Charitable Causes
1-800-PetMeds Careers
PetMeds® Investor Relations
pet meds
Pet Meds Photos
Pet Meds News
Pet Health Articles
Affiliate Program
Corporate Program
Shelter & Rescue Program
 
Join our Social Network
 
    PetMeds® on Facebook
    PetMeds® on Twitter
    PetMeds® on YouTube
    PetMeds® Google+
    PetMeds® LinkedIn
Copyright 2014 PetMed Express, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
   
 
Vet-VIPPSVETERINARY-VERIFIED INTERNET PHARMACY PRACTICE SITES(CM) Online Veterinary Pharmacy Services
 
1800PetMeds.com has earned Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites(CM) (Vet-VIPPS(CM)) accreditation through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®).
Verisign Secured Click for the BBB Business Review of this Pharmacies in Pompano Beach FL