Cefpodoxime (Rx)

  • Prescription
  • Dogs
  • Allergy
Cefpodoxime (Rx)

Why our vets recommend it

Cefpodoxime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that’s effective against a variety of bacterial infections, including skin, bladder, and respiratory infections.

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Medication information

What is cefpodoxime?

Cefpodoxime is a prescription medication for dogs to treat bacterial infections of the skin including wounds and abscesses, as well as bladder and respiratory infections. Plus, since this medication comes in an uncoated tablet form, it can be easily disguised in your dog’s favorite food.

What does cefpodoxime treat?

Conditions that cefpodoxime treats include:

  • Bacterial skin infections, including wounds and abscesses
  • Bladder infections
  • Respiratory infections

How is cefpodoxime given?

Give orally following the instructions from your veterinarian.

Who is cefpodoxime for?

Dogs and off-label for cats

What is the active ingredient in cefpodoxime?

Cefpodoxime proxetil

Generic for Simplicef and Cefpoderm

What are the possible side effects of cefpodoxime?

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. If you have questions about any side effects, reach out to your vet.

Be sure to tell your vet about any medications, vitamins, or supplements that your pet is taking.

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