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Cephacare contains the well known antibiotic cefalexin in a palatable, beef flavoured tablet. It is used to treat infections of the respiratory, urinary, gastro-intestinal systems and the skin. It can also be used for localised soft tissue infections elsewhere in the body. Cephacare is used in dogs and cats. The tablets are given twice daily at a dose rate of 15- 30 mg/kg bodyweight, depending on the nature of the infection.
For oral administration. Cephacare flavour tablets have a break mark on one side to enable more accurate dosing. Tablets may also be added to food if necessary.
To avoid underdosing, the bodyweight should be accurately determined.
A dose of 15 mg/kg twice daily is recommended, to be doubled where appropriate.
Treatment for five days is recommended. Any increase in dose or duration of use should be according to a risk/benefit assessment by the prescribing veterinarian (e.g. in cases of chronic pyoderma).
A dose of 15 mg/kg twice daily for 5 days is recommended.
For animal treatment only. Use of the product should be based on susceptibility testing and take into account official and local antimicrobial policies.
Use of the product deviating from the instructions given in the SPC may increase the prevalence of bacteria resistant to cefalexin and may decrease the effectiveness of treatment with penicillins, due to the potential for cross resistance.
In the case of an allergic reaction, treatment should be withdrawn.
The administration of cefalexin has been shown to produce no serious side-effects at many times the recommended dose rate.
As with other antibiotics which are excreted mainly by the kidneys, unnecessary accumulation may occur in the body when renal function is impaired. In cases of known renal insufficiency the dose should be reduced, antimicrobials known to be nephrotoxic should not be administered concurrently and the product should be used only according to a risk/benefit assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
The safety of the product has not been demonstrated in studies in pregnant or lactating dogs and cats. Use only in accordance with a risk/benefit assessment by the responsible veterinarian.
Transient episodes of soft faeces and vomiting have been observed in cats when given products containing cefalexin. Treatment should be discontinued if vomiting and diarrhoea develop.
Vomiting has been observed occasionally in dogs when given products containing cefalexin.
Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to the active substance to other cephalosporins, to other substances of the b-lactam group or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and hamsters.
Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Hypersensitivity to penicillin may lead to cross-reactions to cephalosporin and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious. Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised or if you have been advised not to be in contact with such substances. Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions. If you develop symptoms following exposure such as 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. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Wash hands after use.
Return any tablet to the blister pack and use within 24 hours. Keep the blister pack in the outer carton. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25C.
Store in a dry place. Do not use after the expiry date stated on blister and carton.
Any unused product or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
All prices include VAT where applicable.
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For UK delivery, we charge the following:
Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.
For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.
We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.
Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.
Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.
To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.
*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.
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