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Why has my pet's 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®?
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 Keep the liquid medicine from freezing and throw away any unused liquid once it’s outdated.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 pet's veterinarian.
Adverse effects from Cephalosporins are infrequent and usually not serious.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your pet's veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your pet's veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your pet's veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your pet's 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 pet's 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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Q:is tsefalen ana cefadroxil the same medication but with a different trade name
A:Tsefalen (brand named cefalexin monohydrate) is a commercially-available vet antibiotic available in Europe. Cefadroxil is an antibiotic in the same cephalosporin drug class as cefalexin. These antibiotics are not equivalent and will be prescribed based on the type of infection you’re needing to treat. In the United States, cephalexin monohydrate is available as a human-labeled product and is used to treat infections in small animal companions. Please consult with your veterinarian to determine the most appropriate therapy for your pet.