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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.

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.

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.

How to Use
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:
Dogs:
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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
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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:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored in a cool dry place.

Ingredients
Cefpodoxime proxetil 100 mg Tablet:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
cefpodoxime proxetil
100 mg
Cefpodoxime proxetil 200 mg Tablet:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
cefpodoxime proxetil
200 mg
Customer Reviews
Q&A

Do I need a prescription for cefpodoxime

Asked by: kathy
 Yes, you do with any antibiotic. 
Answered by: Kim H
Date published: 2016-07-27

re: cefpodoxime

Is there a generic substitute for this med that does not require vets prescription?Thank you
Asked by: sophia
Cefpodoxime is the generic of Simlicef and being an antibiotic, it requires a prescription whether is is brand name or generic. There is no form of any oral antibiotic that does not require a prescription.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2015-10-20

Does It Raise Blood Glucose Level?

My dog is diabetic, I've noticed a blood glucose level rise after giving this antibiotic, although I can not rule out other factor that might cause the change. Does this medicine raise blood glucose level?
Asked by: Nanci
Lots of medications can have an effect on your pets blood glucose levels. If you fell like it made an impact, mention to your veterinarian and use with caution if prescribed again.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2015-04-09

I have noticed increased thirst and urination in my pet....normal?

My pet is on cefpodoxime since a surgical procedure....I have noticed increased thirst and urination....normal for this drug?
Asked by: DD
Cefpodoxime usually does not cause these type of side effects,it may be due to the surgical procedure itself. Check with your veterinarian if this problem continues. Thanks for your question.
Answered by: Marty Pharm D Rph
Date published: 2015-04-03

Is this the right dosage?

The emergency vet gave us 200 mg of Cefpodoxime for my corgi (26 lb) without weighing him. It is for his ruptured anal gland. I learned that the recommended dose is 2.3-4.5 mg/lb which is much less than 200 mg (4.5 mg x 26 lb = 117 mg). Do you think this is safe?
Asked by: Corgi lover
Please consult a veterinarian on any concerns you have in dosing. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose based on the condition being treated.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-03-27

My dog is already on Proin, Prozac, and Tramadol(as needed). Is the cefpodoxime 100mg she is now on (14 days) causing a lot more urinating?

Urinating more frequently and heavily, especially in the morning. Can't get her outdoors fast enough. Thank you.
Asked by: dot
Increased urination is not a known side effect of cefpodoxime. Please be sure to speak to your vet about this to determine if there is an underlying medical condition that needs to be addressed.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-03-26

is there a generic for cefpodoxime?

Asked by: trixie
The cefpodoxime is actually the generic form. The brand name is called Simplicef.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2015-03-03

Can I give the regular dose of Heartguard Plus with the antibiotic cefpodoxime 100mg?

Asked by: dot
yes, the heartgard and cefpodoxime can be given at the same time.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-11-14
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