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Lixen (Cephalexin) is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in animals. The medication operates by disrupting cell wall maintenance to destroy sensitive bacteria while preventing reproduction to stop the spread of infection allowing the immune system to destroy it naturally.
Brand Name : Lixen
Active Ingredients : Cephalexin Monohydrate
Manufacturer : Virbac
Country of Origin : India
Intended Patient : Pet
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Lixen (Cephalexin) is an oral cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections in animals. The medication operates by disrupting cell wall maintenance to destroy sensitive bacteria while preventing reproduction to stop the spread of infection allowing the immune system to destroy it naturally. This action makes it useful for treating conditions such as infections affecting the gums, joints, bones, respiratory tract, soft tissues, skin, urinary tract, or the ear (otitis media). Your veterinarian may also prescribe it to be used along with other medicines or to treat other unlisted conditions.
Follow your veterinarian`s instructions for using Lixen (Cephalexin) to ensure the correct results. It is normally taken once or twice each day at the indicated dosage, but the animal`s instructions will be based on its weight, health condition, symptoms, and response to other treatments. Do not self-medicate or change any part of these instructions as this may lead to unexpected health problems.
When administering the tablets, make sure they are swallowed whole and unaltered along with water. The doses can be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended if nausea occurs. Never change the form of the tablets before using them as this may destroy their contents or alter their effects. This includes chewing, splitting, crushing, or dissolving them in water. It is also recommended to give the doses at the same times each day to keep a consistent level of medication in the system at all times for the most efficient results.
Bring the animal in for regular medical check-ups while using the medicine to make sure it is having the correct results. After observing its progress and response to the medication, your may be instructed to alter the dosage or frequency of administration until the best effects are found. If you have any questions about the medicine, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to make sure you are using it correctly.
As with any medication, the use of Lixen (Cephalexin) may cause side effects in some animals. These will not always occur and can vary greatly in intensity. Inform your physician immediately if you do witness any unusual symptoms that worry you, are intense, or are persistent. You may be instructed to reduce the dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring. If more serious health problems are indicated, emergency medical attention may also be required.
Side effects that may occur during use are:
More serious symptoms that may require medical attention include:
Lixen (Cephalexin) should not be used by animals that are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics, have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or have had a sudden allergic reaction to penicillin medications.
Inform your veterinarian if you have a known allergy to antibiotics or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause complications with treatment. It may be necessary to reduce your dosage or application frequency to prevent these potential health problems from occurring.