What is compounding?
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining or mixing drugs to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The generic form of Vetmedin is Pimobendan.
Vetmedin is in limited supply. Orders placed will be shipped as product continues to come off backorder.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil is a third generation cephalosporin and is used primarily to treat skin infections in dogs- most of which are caused by Staphylococcus. It has been very useful in dogs that have bacterial skin infections that are resistant to other antibiotics. It is used once daily which makes it very convenient to administer. It is usually very well tolerated and has few side effects. I really think this is a good antibiotic for Staphylococcus infections, and most veterinarians seem to be familiar with the drug and its indications.
Cefpodoxime proxetil is available by prescription only. Cefpodoxime proxetil is a cephalosporin antibiotic used primarily to fight skin infections in dogs. Cefpodoxime proxetil is effective against bacterial strains such as staphylococci, streptococci, escherichia, pasteurella, and proteus. Cefpodoxime proxetil inhibits the growth of the bacterial cell wall, causing the wall to become unstable and rupture.
Cefpodoxime proxetil is used to treat skin infections in dogs susceptible to certain bacteria strains as well as bladder and respiratory infections. It is also used to treat skin and soft tissue infections in cats. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic that treats bacterial infections by suppressing the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa.
Cefpodoxime Proxetil Tablets are indicated for the treatment of skin infections (wounds and abscesses) in dogs caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus intermedius, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus canis (group G, ? hemolytic), Escherichia coli, Pasteurella multocida, and Proteus mirabilis.
Tip: Even though cefpodoxime proxetil can be given without food, some pets do experience some digestive upset. Administer with food to lessen gastrointestinal side effects.
|Cefpodoxime Proxetil Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in cats is 2.27 mg/lb, given by mouth, every 12 hours or 4.55 mg/lb by mouth daily.|
|Cefpodoxime Proxetil Dosage for Dogs|
|All weights||Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of cefpodoxime proxetil in dogs is 2.3-4.5 mg/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.|
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Contact your veterinarian in the event of an allergic reaction (such as, shortness of breath, hives, swelling, rash, fainting, vomiting, diarrhea, mucous or blood in the stool, unusual bleeding, or bruising). Also, do not give to animals who are hypersensitive to penicillin or cephalosporin.
Stop administering and seek emergency veterinary medical care in the event of an allergic reaction (shortness of breath; hives; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; rash; or fainting), severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, mucus or blood in the stool, and unusual bleeding or bruising. Other, less serious side effects such as mild nausea, diarrhea, or yeast infection may be more likely to occur. Continue to give cefpodoxime proxetil and notify your veterinarian if these symptoms occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.