500mg Cephorum is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic with bactericidal activity against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. VET PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED
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Availability date: 2013-06-07
|Target Animal:||Dogs and Cats|
|Pet Prescription Required?:||Yes (For UK Orders)|
|Product Name:||500mg Cephorum Tablet - per Tablet|
|Pack Size:||Sold Individually|
This medication may only be supplied with a valid veterinary prescription issued by your vet. You should only purchase this item if you have or are in the process of arranging such a prescription. See information bar for further details.
Cephorum are white round biconvex film-coated tablets scored on one side with 'CX' embossed above the score-line and '500' below the score-line. Each tablet contains cefalexin monohydrate Ph. Eur. Equivalent to 500 mg anhydrous cefalexin.
Cephorum Tablets 500 mg are indicated for oral antibiotic therapy in dogs. Cefalexin is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic with bactericidal activity against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The following have been shown to be sensitive to cefalexin in vitro: Staphylococcus spp (including penicillin-resistant strains) Streptococcus spp Corynebacterium spp Pasteurella multocida Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. When susceptible organisms are present Cephorum Tablets 500 mg are indicated for the treatment of bacterial skin infections and urinary-tract infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Dosage and administration
The recommended dose rate is 15 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily. In severe or acute conditions the dose may be safely doubled or given at more frequent intervals. Treatment for five days is recommended but this may be extended or shortened at the discretion of the veterinary surgeon. To ensure a correct dosage body weight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid underdosing.
Contra-indications warnings etc
Use of Cephorum Tablets 500 mg should be based on susceptibility testing and take in to account official and local antimicrobial policies. Cephorum Tablets 500 mg should not be administered to animals which are known to be hypersensitive to cefalexin. As with other antibiotics which are excreted mainly by the kidneys accumulation may occur in the body when renal function is impaired. In cases of known renal insufficiency the dose should be reduced. Although laboratory and clinical studies have shown no evidence of teratogenicity caution should be exercised when prescribing for pregnant animals. Small quantities of cefalexin are found in the milk of lactating animals. Keep out of reach of children. For animal treatment only. Cefalexin is acid stable well absorbed following oral administration either with or without food and is excreted by renal tubular secretion and glomerular filtration. The elimination half life in the dog is approximately 90 minutes. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the tablets to animals: Cephalosporins may cause sensitisation (allergy) following injection inhalation ingestion or skin contact. Sensitivity to penicillin may lead tocross-sensitivity to cephalosporin and vice versa. Allergic reactions tothese substances may occasionally be serious. 1. Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations. 2. Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure taking all recommended precautions. 3. If you develop symptoms following exposure such as a skin rash you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face lips or eyes or difficulty breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention. Wash hands after use. Further information and the Summary of Products Characteristics is available on request from Forum Animal Health. Pharmaceutical precautions Store in a dry place. Do not store above 25�C. Protect from light. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Contains 0.55 mg titanium dioxide (E171) per tablet.
Cephorum is a POM-V (Pet Prescription Required)