Lixen Cephalexin Tablets
Cephalexin/Cefalexin Tablets for Dogs Cats
Manufactured by: Virbac AH
Dosage form: Tablets
Lixen Tablets- Palatabs for oral use are available in both 300 and 600 mg Box of Blister of 7 Tablets per Blister.
Ingredients & Composition:
Cephalexin Tablets IP (600 mg and 300 mg)
For 600 mg tablet
Each uncoated tablet contains:
Cephalexin IP equivalent to
Anhydrous Cephalexin 600 mg
For 300 mg tablet
Each uncoated tablet contains:
Cephalexin IP equivalent to
Anhydrous Cephalexin 300 mg
Description / Action:
Lixen Tablets contain cephalexin a class of first generation cephalosporins. It is effective against susceptible bacterial infections in dogs and cats.
Class: Antibiotics/ First Generation Cephalosporin
Indication / Uses:
For the treatment of
Bacterial skin infections in dogs (including deep and superficial pyodermas) caused by organisms susceptible to Cephalexin.
Cutaneous and subcutaneous infections (wounds and abscesses) in cats caused by organisms susceptible to Cephalexin
Urinary tract infections in dogs and cats (including nephritis and cystitis) caused by organisms susceptible to Cephalexin
Dosage and administration:
15 mg of Cephalexin per kg bodyweight twice daily (equivalent to 30 mg per kg body weight per day) Or 30 mg of Cephalexin per kg body weight once daily for a duration of:
In case of superficial infectious dermatitis in dogs – At least 15 days;
In case of deep infectious dermatitis in dogs – At least 28 days.
In case of cutaneous and subcutaneous infections (wounds and abscesses) in cats – 5 days;
In case of urinary-tract infections in dogs and cats- 14 days;
In dogs and cats, give one Lixen Tablet 600 mg per 40 kg bodyweight, twice daily, or one 300 mg tablet per 20 kg bodyweight, twice daily OR one Lixen Tablet 600 mg per 20 kg bodyweight, once daily OR one Lixen tablet 300 mg per 10 kg bodyweight once daily to accomplish this dosage.
To minimise underdosing, bodyweight should be measured as precisely as possible to guarantee proper dosage. Lixen Tablets are well accepted by dogs and cats but in some cases, tablets may be crushed or added to food if necessary. In severe or acute conditions, the dose may be safely doubled.
It is essential to:
– Give the correct prescribed dose. Give the tablets regularly without missing any.
– Finish the course: If your pet is suffering from a skin infection, your pet will be prescribed a course of Lixen Tablets for a long time that may seem particularly long to you. This is because of the complex nature of the skin infections in pets and the time it takes for complete recovery
It’s important to keep your follow up appointment with the vet Following these recommendations is known as Compliance.
Over-dosage / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:
Do not use in animals which are known to be hypersensitive to Penicillin’s and Cephalosporin’s. If you know that your pet is allergic to Penicillin’s or Cephalosporin’s, do not give Lixen Tablets. If you do not know (if the pet is allergic or not) ask the Vet before commencing the course of Lixen Tablets.
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils should not be given this product.
During treatment, cats may experience transient episodes of soft faeces and vomiting.
When renal function is reduced, as with other antibiotics that are primarily eliminated through the kidneys, needless build-up may occur in the body. When there is a history of renal insufficiency, the dose should be lowered, and antimicrobials that are known to be nephrotoxic should not be given at the same time.
Because of the risk of cross resistance, using the product contrary to the recommendations in this leaflet may increase the possibilities of bacterial resistance to Cephalexin and reduce the efficiency of therapy with other Cephalosporins and Penicillins.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Store protected from light and moisture at a temperature not exceeding 30 °C.
Not for human use. For animal treatment only.
Like with all other Penicillin’s, Cephalosporins may cause sensitization (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Sensitivity to Penicillin’s may lead to cross sensitivity to Cephalosporins and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious.
Do not handle this product if you are allergic or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
Handle the product with care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions. Wash hands after use.
If you know that you are allergic to Penicillin’s or Cephalosporin’s don’t handle or touch Lixen Tablets. If signs of allergy appear, consult your doctor. If you develop allergic symptoms following exposure such as skin rash, you should seek medical advice. Swelling of face, lips or eyes or difficulty in breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Safety: Age / Pregnancy/ Withdrawal:
This product should not be used to treat puppies weighing less than 1 kg of bodyweight or kitten under 9 weeks of age.
The product can be used in pregnancy and in lactating animals.
What are Lixen Tablets?
These tablets contain Cephalexin (Palatabs for oral use). Cephalexin is an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections in dogs and cats.
How to give Lixen Tablets to your pet?
Lixen Tablets are designed to be tasty for dogs and cats and can either be given directly into your pet’s mouth or through food. Lixen Tablets can be given on an empty stomach or administered before, during or after meals.
How long should the treatment continue?
Always follow your vet’s prescription and advice
The disappearance of symptoms does not necessarily mean that your pet has fully recovered. Hence, the treatment must be continued till the time recommended by your vet.
Substitute: PalaCef – Vet 300 mg / 600 mg Palatable Tablets, Kephelexin Vet Tablet, Cephavet Dry Syrup, Vetalexin Tablets & Dry Syrup,