RILEXINE [cephalexin] is the first veterinary approved cephalexin that makes treating Dogs for superficial pyoderma feel more like giving a treat.Add this item to your cart:
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* Proven palatability means at-home dosing takes less effort and trickery
* Scored tablets offer dosages that are FDA-approved for your canine patients.
* No more hassling with bitter-tasting human cephalexin capsules
* By combining palatability with canine-friendly dosing, it&rsquos truly your best value.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
The recommended dose is 22 mg/kg 10 mg/lb of body weight twice daily for 28 days. Appropriate culture and susceptibility tests should be performed before treatment to determine the causative organism and its susceptibility to cephalexin. Therapy with Rilexine Chewable Tablets may be initiated before results of these tests are known once the results become available, antimicrobial therapy should be adjusted accordingly. If acceptable response to treatment is not observed, then the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and appropriate alternative therapy considered.
Rilexine Chewable Tablets are contraindicated in dogs with a known allergy to cephalexin or to the &beta-lactam any of the penicillins or cephalosporins group of antibiotics.
For use in dogs only. Not for use in humans. Keep this drug out of the reach of children. Antimicrobials, including penicillins and cephalosporins, can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. Sensitized individuals handling such antimicrobials, including cephalexin, should avoid contact of the product with the skin and mucous membranes in order to minimize the risk of allergic In case of ingestion by humans contact a physician immediately. Physicians may contact a Poison Control Center for advice concerning cases of ingestion by humans. To obtain a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS, or to report adverse reactions, call Virbac at 1-800-338-3659.
Prescribing antibacterial drugs in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to treated animals and may increase the risk of the development of drug-resistant animal pathogens. The safe use of Rilexine Chewable Tablets in dogs intended for breeding and in pregnant or lactating bitches has not been evaluated. Positive direct Coombs&rsquo test results and false positive reactions for glucose in the urine have been reported during treatment with some cephalosporin antimicrobials. Cephalosporin antimicrobials may also cause falsely elevated urine protein determinations. Some antimicrobials, including cephalosporins, can cause lowered albumin values due to interference with certain testing methods. Occasionally, cephalosporins have been associated with myelotoxicity, thereby creating a toxic neutropenia1. Other hematological reactions observed with cephalosporin therapy include neutropenia, anemia, hypoprothrombinemia, thrombocytopenia, prolonged prothrombin time PT and partial thromboplastin time PTT, platelet dysfunction, and transient increases in serum aminotransferases2.
The most common adverse reactions in dogs include diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia and lethargy.
For a more complete listing of possible adverse reactions please see product insert.
To report suspected adverse reactions call Virbac at 1-800-338-3659.