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Availability date: 2013-06-07
|Product Name:||Rilexine 600mg Palatable Tablet - per Tablet|
|Target Animal:||Dogs and Cats|
|Pet Prescription Required?:||Yes (For UK Orders)|
|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.
Rilexine Tablets for oral administration containing cephalexin (as cephalexin monohydrate PhEur) in three strengths: Rilexine 75 containing 75mg cephalexin Rilexine 300 containing 300mg cephalexin Rilexine 600 containing 600mg cephalexin
Rilexine is a bactericidal antibiotic of the cephalosporin family obtained by hemi-synthesis of the 7 amino-cephalosporanic nucleus. Rilexine acts by inhibiting the nucleopeptide synthesis of the bacterial wall. As a result bacterial destruction occurs. Rilexine is not inactivated by �-lactamases produced by the Gram positive bacteria and which normally affect penicillins. After oral administration Rilexine is absorbed through the intestinal barrier. The plasma peak is observed very quickly (T max. 1.5). Therapeutic skin levels are obtained within 2 hours. Cephalexin is eliminated as an active form mainly by the urinary route (85%). Cephalexin is effective against a wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria including: Staphylococci Streptococcus spp. Pneumococci E. Coli Klebslella spp and Salmonella spp.
Rilexine is used for the treatment of the following infections caused by bacteria sensitive to cephalexin: Infections of the urinary tract in cats and dogs (such as nephritis and cystitis). Cutaneous infections (pyoderma) in dogs including skin fold pyoderma impetigo folliculitis furunculosis and cellulitis.
Rilexine Dosage and administration
15 mg Cephalexin per kg bodyweight twice daily (equivalent to 30 mg per kg bodyweight per day): for a duration of 14 days in cases of urinary tract infection; at least 15 days in cases of superficial pyoderma; at least 28 days in cases of deep pyoderma. To achieve this dosage administer Cats and dogs one tablet of Rilexine 75 per 5 kg bodyweight Dogs only one tablet of Rilexine 300 per 20 kg bodyweight one tablet of Rilexine 600 per 40 kg bodyweight Rilexine tablets are well accepted by cats and dogs but may be crushed or added to food if necessary. In severe or acute conditions the dose may be safely doubled.
Rilexine is a POM-V (Pet Prescription Required)