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Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet Rx

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Cefpodoxime Proxetil treats skin infections. It may also be used to treat respiratory and bladder infections in dogs, as well as soft tissue or skin infections in cats.
* Sold per tablet.

What is Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet?

Cefpodoxime proxetil is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, such as wounds and abscesses as well as bladder and respiratory infections in dogs and skin and soft tissue infections in cats.

Who is Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet for?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet?

Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an FDA-approved treatment for bacterial skin infections. The simple, one-daily dosing is easy to administer because it may be given without or with food.

How does Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet work?

Cefpodoxime Proxetil are used to treat skin infections (abscesses and wounds) in dogs. These infections are caused by susceptible strains of certain bacteria, such as Proteus mirabilis, Pasteurella multocida, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus canis (group G, ß hemolytic), Staphylococcus aureus, or Staphylococcus intermedius.


Dechra or other generic brand

Active ingredient(s):

Cefpodoxime Proxetil

How is Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet sold?

Sold by the tablet in strengths of 100 mg or 200 mg

What are the side effects of Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet?

Antimicrobial medications like cephalosporins and penicillins may cause an allergic reaction in certain individuals. To minimize this possibility, it is advised that those handling the drug avoid direct contact of the medication with the mucous membranes and skin.

What special precautions are there?

  • Cefpodoxime Proxetil could periodically cause a positive direct Coombs' test.
  • Safety of this drug is not demonstrated for lactating, breeding, or pregnant dogs.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your veterinary emergency room in case of overdose.
Symptoms of overdose (thyrotoxicosis) may include:
  • Increased thirst, urination, and hunger
  • Hyperactivity
  • Personality change
  • Reduce heat tolerance

How can I store Cefpoderm (Cefpodoxime Proxetil) Tablet?

Stor eat room temperature 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C ). After opening, securely replace cap.

Helpful Tips:

  • Cefpodoxime proxetil is an orally-administered antibiotic.
  • Even if your pet seems completely recovered, continue administering to completion.
  • Keep a good supply of water available to your pet.
  • Follow your veterinarian's administration instructions.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


Administer exactly as directed by your vet.
Usual dosage in dogs is 2.3-4.5mg/pound, given by mouth, once a day for 5 to 7 days or 2 to 3 days beyond the cessation of clinical signs, up to a maximum of 28 days.

Main Ingredients

Cefpodoxime Proxetil

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