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Cefpoderm is a prescription oral medication for dogse and cats that contains cefpodoxime proxetil. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic that is in the class of cephalosporins, and is the generic for Simplicef and Vantin. Cefpoderm is commonly used for infections in dogs, specifically for skin and urinary infections. It may also be prescribed for certain tyes of skin fections in cats. Cefpoderm is available in 100mg and 200mg tablets.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil generally does not cause major side effects. It can cause diarrhea and vomiting. If your pet has severe diarrhea or vomiting, you should contact your pet's veterinarian. If your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to any cephalosporin antibiotic, you should not give cefpodoxime proxetil to them. It is important to finish the entire course of the antibiotic that your pet's veterinarian indicated, so your pet can have the best results.
Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.