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:
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
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
To obtain a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet
MSDS, or to report adverse reactions, call Virbac at
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
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.
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