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ANCOLEXIN

Oral tablets

COMPOSITION

Cephalexin monohydrate, eq. 50 mg cephalexin per tablet

Cephalexin monohydrate, eq. 250 mg cephalexin per tablet

PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Cephalexin is a broad spectrum antibiotic belonging to the group of cephalosporins. It is active against a large number of Gram-positive and some Gram-negative bacteria e.g. Staphylococcus spp (incl. penicillin-resistant strains), Streptococcus spp., Corynebacterium spp., Pasteurella multocida, Escherichia coli. Proteus spp., Micrococcus spp., Moraxella spp.

Cephalexin is quickly and almost completely absorbed in the plasma. Cephalexin is mainly excreted through the kidneys.

INDICATIONS

ANCOLEXIN tablets are used in the treatment of respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections and localised infections of the soft tissues.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to cephalexin is very rare, but ANCOLEXIN tablets are not to be used in animals with a known history of hypersensitivity towards cephalexin. As with other antibiotics that are mainly excreted through the kidneys, unneccessary accumulation may occur when renal function is disturbed. In case of renal insufficiency, dosage must be lowered.

DOSAGE AND MODE OF ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dose is 10-15 mg/ kg b.w. 2 times daily. In severe or acute cases the dose may be doubled without any risk. Following dosing scheme is meant as guidance:

Dog:

51 kg or more: 3 tablets of 250 mg 2 x daily

26-50 kg: 2 tablets of 250 mg 2 x daily

10-25 kg: 1 tablet of 250 mg 2 x daily

5-9 kg: 2 tablets of 50 mg 2 x daily

5 kg or less: 1 tablet of 50 mg 2 x daily

Cat:

Mean dose is 1 tablet of 50 mg 2 x daily. Treatment for 5 days is recommended, but can be prolonged by your vet.

ANCOLEXIN tablets are well tolerated by dogs and cats, and can be crushed and mixed with some food.

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS

Hypersensitivity towards cephalexin is rare.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USE AND WARNINGS

In case of renal insufficiency dosage must be lowered. People hypersensitive towards cephalosporins need to handle the product with care.

PACK SIZE

1 x 10 tabs, 2 x 10 tabs (ANCOLEXIN 50 mg)

1 x 10 tabs, 10 x 10 tabs (ANCOLEXIN 250 mg)

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