Simplicef is the first FDA-approved once-daily oral cephalosporin for the treatment of skin infections in dogs. It is a cost-effective and practical therapy for large dog breeds.
Who is Simplicef Tablet for?
Why use Simplicef Tablet?
Simplicef is a once-daily, easy-to-use antibiotic that treats infections of the urinary tract, skin, ears, and respiratory tract. It is the first daily oral cephalosporin to be FDA-approved for canine skin infection treatment, and it is a cost-effective option for large breed dogs.
How does Simplicef Tablet work?
Simplicef is effective against most gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Cephalosporins are antibiotics that inhibit the development of protozoa, fungi, and bacteria. Simplicef is easily absorbed by the digestive system, from which it travels to the animal's circulation and subsequently to a variety of physiological regions. Simplicef should be taken for multiple days in a row to be effective. The illness might reoccur or worsen if the whole course of therapy is not finished or if doses are missed. If the animal's condition does not improve or worsens after receiving Simplicef, contact your veterinarian.
How is Simplicef Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in 100 mg or 200 mg strengths
What are the side effects of Simplicef Tablet?
Cefpodoxime carries a low risk of adverse reactions. If your pet does have any of the following responses, notify a veterinarian: Diarrhea Vomiting Decrease in appetite
What special precautions are there?
Positive Coombs test results can occur when animals take this or any other cephalosporin drug. Not proven safe for use in lactating, pregnant, or breeding dogs.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Simplicef Tablet?
Store at a temperature between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (15 and 30 degrees Celsius).
Simplicef has a somewhat extended half-life. This allows for simple once-daily dosage, which improves compliance and clinical outcomes.
Simplicef is usually given to dogs at a dosage of 2.3mg to 4.5mg per pound of body weight once day for 5 to 7 days, or for 2 to 3 days after clinical symptoms have stopped. The maximum treatment time is indicated to be 28 days. Even if your pet appears to be doing better, continue to provide the complete course of therapy. Before the infections are completely cured, the symptoms may improve. Do not use this medication with any stomach acid reducers or antacids, such as Tagamet or Maalox. Simplicef absorption may be hampered by certain drugs. Ensure that your pet has access to fresh, clean drinking water at all times. To improve absorption, give with meals. Follow your veterinarian's instructions for administration.