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Cephorum® - Affordable veterinary licensed cephalexin

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Redhill, Surrey RH1 1FH
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1737 781416
animalhealth@forumgroup.co.uk

Cephorum® - Affordable veterinary licensed cephalexin

Licensed Veterinary Cephalexin


CEPHORUM® FILM COATED TABLETS
500 MG FOR DOGS

PRESENTATION
White to yellowish, elongated, film-coated tablet scored on both sides, each containing cefalexin monohydrate Ph. Eur. equivalent to 500 mg anhydrous cefalexin.

USES
Cephorum® Tablets 500 mg are indicated for oral antibiotic therapy in dogs.
When susceptible organisms are present, Cephorum® Tablets 500 mg are indicated for the treatment of bacterial skin infections, and urinary-tract infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Cephorum® - Affordable veterinary licensed cephalexin

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose rate is 15 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily. In severe or acute conditions the dose may be safely doubled or given at more frequent intervals. Treatment for five days is recommended but this may be extended or shortened at the discretion of the veterinary surgeon. To ensure a correct dosage body weight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid under-dosing.

PACKAGING
Cephorum our established leading antibiotic for use in treating susceptible bacterial skin infections in the dog, has undergone a packaging transformation.

The NEW packaging is in blister strips of fourteen tables with 10 strips in each carton. This helps in dispensing and handling at surgery and home.


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Cephorum® - Affordable veterinary licensed cephalexin

CONTRA-INDICATIONS, WARNINGS, ETC

Use of Cephorum® Tablets 500 mg should be based on susceptibility testing and take in to account official and local antimicrobial policies. Cephorum® Tablets 500 mg should not be administered to animals which are known to be hypersensitive to cefalexin.

As with other antibiotics which are excreted mainly by the kidneys, accumulation may occur in the body when renal function is impaired. In cases of known renal insufficiency the dose should be reduced.

Hypersensitivity to cephalexin is very rare.

Symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhoea and haematuria. Treatment should be symptomatic.

Although laboratory and clinical studies have shown no evidence of teratogenicity, caution should be exercised when prescribing for pregnant animals. Small quantities of cefalexin are found in the milk of lactating animals.

Keep out of reach of children. For animal treatment only.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the tablets to animals: Cephalosporins may cause sensitisation (allergy) following injection,inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Sensitivity to penicillin may lead to cross-sensitivity to cephalosporin and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious.

  1. Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
  2. Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions.
  3. If you develop symptoms following exposure such as a skin rash you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.

Wash hands after use.

Summary of Products Characteristics is available on request from Forum Animal Health.

PHARMACEUTICAL PRECAUTIONS
Protect from light.

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Contains 1.1 mg titanium dioxide (E171) per tablet.

LEGAL CATEGORY
POM-V

PACKAGING QUANTITIES
Container and blister packs of 100 tablets.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Cephalexin is a broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic with bacteriocidal activity against a wide range of Grampositive and Gram-negative bacteria. The following have been shown to be sensitive to cefalexin in vitro: Staphylococcus spp (including penicillin resistant strains) Streptococcus spp, Corynebacterium spp, Pasteurella multocida, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella spp.

Cefalexin is acid stable, well absorbed following oral administration either with or without food, and is excreted by renal tubular secretion and glomerular filtration. The elimination half life in the dog is approximately 90.

MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
Vm 05928/4005.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

GTIN (GLOBAL TRADE ITEM NO)
Cephorum 500mg Tablet (unit)
05013073000476
Cephorum 500mg (pack of 36)
05013073000483

For further information, please contact Forum Animal Health on
+44 (0)1737 781416 or
animalhealth@forumgroup.co.uk

Cephorum® is a registered trade mark of Forum Products Ltd.

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