Cephalexin COMPOUND


Cephalexin Compound is a broad spectrum antibiotic compounded by PetMart Pharmacy’s accredited compounding pharmacy.

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Cephalexin Compound Basics
Cephalexin is a part of a broad-spectrum class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics that are used to fight bacterial infections all over the body, including upper respiratory infections, skin infections, ear infections, urinary tract infections, and infections found in the bones and joints. Cephalexin works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria’s cell wall. The weakened cell wall will eventually rupture, causing the bacteria to die. Cephalexin will not treat fungal infections, viral infections or those infections caused by mites or parasites. Cephalexin compound is available in a capsule and an oral suspension.

Cephalexin Compound Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Cephalexin should not be used in animals with known allergies to penicillin or cephalosporins. Notify your veterinarian if your animal is taking other medications, especially probencid, furosemide, or  warfarin. Let your veterinarian know if your pet has kidney or intestinal diseases. Notify your veterinarian if your animal is pregnant or lactating. Cephalexin oral suspension contains sugar and may affect animals with diabetes. Complete the entire prescription when giving cephalexin, even if your pet seems to be improving. Store at room temperature, protected from moisture. Shake oral suspension before use.

Cephalexin Compound Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian. Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving. Cephalexin should be stored at room temperature. Shake the oral suspension before use. Cephalexin may be administered along with food to prevent stomach irritations.

Cephalexin Compound Dosage FAQs
DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF CEPHALEXIN. In the case of an overdose of cephalexin, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.

If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering cephalexin, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Allergic reactions are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction you should stop cephalexin treatment and seek veterinary attention immediately. Some common signs of an allergic reaction are severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, blood or mucous in the stool, hives, or swelling on or around the face. Do not give cephalexin to any animal that has any allergy to penicillins or cephalosporins. Notify your veterinarian if your pet has diabetes, as cephalexin oral suspension has sugar and may affect your pet’s blood sugar levels.

Additional information


Capsule, Chewable, Oral Suspension

Prescription Strength

125mg/1mL, 30mL Bottle, 125mg, 125mg/1mL 60mL Bottle, 500mg, 600mg