Why has my veterinarian prescribed Cefa-Drops®?
Cephalosporins are a group of antibiotics prescribed for treating infections caused by gram positive and gram-negative bacteria. Cephalosporins are usually used to treat respiratory, skeletal, urinary, skin, and soft tissue infections.
How do I give Cefa-Drops®?
First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
Give Cephalosporins to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
If Cephalosporins is prescribed as a liquid, shake the medicine well, then measure the dose carefully.
Give this medication to your pet for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your pet seems to be feeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is completely cleared up.
DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
Try not to miss giving any doses.
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Cefa-Drops®?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Store capsules and tablets at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
The liquid form of Cephalosporins should preferably be stored in the refrigerator. Keep the liquid medicine from freezing and throw away any unused liquid once it’s outdated.
What are the potential side effects of Cefa-Drops®?
Cephalosporins may cause your pet to experience stomach upset, vomiting, and diarrhea. If stomach upset occurs, try giving the medication to your pet with food. These symptoms may go away during treatment. If they persist, contact your veterinarian.
Adverse effects from Cephalosporins are infrequent and usually not serious.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Cephalosporins may interact with the following medicines: aminoglycosides, penicillin, chloramphenicol, probenecid, and oral anticoagulants.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Cefa-Drops(Cefadroxil) for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Cefa-Drops(Cefadroxil), or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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