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Simplecef

Generic Name
Cefpodoxime (sef-poe-dock�-seem) proxetil

Brand Name(s)
Simplicef (Pfizer Animal Health), Vantin (Pharmacia and Upjohn)

What is this medication used for
Simplicef is a cephalosporin antibiotic indicated for use in the treatment of skin infections (wounds and abscesses) of dogs caused by susceptible strains of bacteria.

Availability
Simplicef is available by prescription as 100mg scored tablets and 200mg tablets.

How this medication should be used
Simplicef is FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine. The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-4.5mg per lb, given by mouth, once a day for 5 to 7 days or 2 to 3 days beyond the cessation of clinical signs, up to a maximum of 28 days. The actual dose and duration of therapy is based on the particular infection and the dog�s response to treatment.

What are the side effects
Side effects of Simplicef may include vomiting, diarrhea and decreased appetite.

What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it or other penicillins or cephalosporins. Use with caution in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. Use with caution in animals with impaired kidney function. Use with caution in animals with seizure disorder. This medication is for animal use only.

In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store the tablets at room temperature (68� to 77� F), away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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