Cephalexin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, respiratory tract, bones, and joints. Cephalexin requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in the form of capsules.
Cats and Dogs
Cephalexin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Cephalexin may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with cephalexin. Such drugs include certain other antibiotics.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember, then try to evenly space the rest of the doses for that day until you can return to a normal schedule. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
Mild nausea, diarrhea, or yeast infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give cephalexin and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems troublesome to your pet.
Store capsules at room temperature away from moisture or heat.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Cephalexin can be given with or without food. Give all of the cephalexin even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated.
|All Weights||Give 5-15mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours|
|Do not use!|
|Cephalexin Capsules 250 mg||Cephalexin Monohydrate 250 mg|
|Cephalexin Capsules 500 mg||Cephalexin Monohydrate 500 mg|
|Cephalexin Liquid||Cephalexin USP 250 mg/5 ml|
|Inactive ingredients: Colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Red No. 40, Sodium benzoate, Strawberry flavor, Sucrose, Xanthan Gum|