What is Convenia? CONVENIA is indicated for the treatment of skin infections in dogs, secondary superficial pyoderma, abscesses, and wounds caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus intermedius and Streptococcus canis in dogs.
CONVENIA is also indicated for the treatment of skin infections in cats such as wounds and abscesses caused by susceptible strains of Pasteurella multocida.
Who is Convenia for? Dogs and Cats 4 months or older.
Why use Convenia? -Treats bacterial skin infection
-Treats skin infections, wounds, abscesses, and pyoderma
-Easy to dose
-Effective, starts working within a few hours of administration
-Provides 14 days treatment
How Convenia work? CONVENIA has an extended spectrum of bactericidal activity against Gram-positive
and Gram-negative aerobes and anaerobes, including many penicillinase-producing
Manufacturer: Pfizer Animal Health
Active ingredient(s): Cefovecin sodium
How is Convenia sold? CONVENIA is available as a 10 mL multi-use vial containing 800 milligrams of cefovecin.
What are the side effects of Convenia? Dogs: Lethargy, anorexia/decreased appeptite, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in feces, dehydration, flatulence, increase borborygmi
What special precautions are there? CONVENIA is not for use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Similar to other cephalosporins, side effects for both dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite/anorexia and lethargy.
What to do if overdose? Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Convenia? Store the powder and the reconstituted product in the original carton, refrigerated at 2° to 8° C (36° to 46° F).
Use the entire contents of the vial within 28 days of reconstitution. PROTECT FROM LIGHT. After each use it is important to return the unused portion back to the refrigerator in the original carton. As with other cephalosporins, the color of the solution may vary from clear to amber at reconstitution and may darken over time.
If stored as recommended, solution color does not adversely affect potency.
Helpful Tips: Be sure to follow other treatment recommendations prescribed by your veterinarian (flea treatment, diet, etc).
CONVENIA should be administered as a single subcutaneous injection of 3.6 mg/lb (8 mg/kg) body weight.
A second subcutaneous injection of 3.6 mg/lb (8 mg/kg) may be administered if response to therapy is not complete.
The decision for a second injection for any individual dog should take into consideration such factors as progress toward clinical resolution, the susceptibility of the causative organisms, and the integrity of the dog’s host-defense mechanisms. Therapeutic drug concentrations after the first injection are maintained for 7 days for S. intermedius infections and for 14 days for S. canis (Group G) infections. Maximum treatment should not exceed 2 injections.
CONVENIA should be administered as a single, one-time subcutaneous injection at a dose of 3.6 mg/lb (8 mg/kg) body weight. After an injection of CONVENIA, therapeutic concentrations are maintained for approximately 7 days for Pasteurella multocida infections.
General Dosing Information
A sample of the lesion should be obtained for culture and susceptibility testing prior to beginning antimicrobial therapy. Once results become available, continue with appropriate therapy. If acceptable response to treatment is not observed, or if no improvement is seen within 3 to 4 days, then the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and appropriate alternative therapy considered.
CONVENIA may persist in the body for up to 65 days. The effect of remaining concentrations of cefovecin on any subsequent antimicrobial therapies has not been determined. Fluoroquinolone and aminoglycoside antimicrobials have been reported to be compatible with cephalosporin antimicrobial agents.1,2,3