GENERIC NAMECefovecin Sodium
An injectable antibiotic that is proven safe and effective. It starts working within a few hours of administration. A single injection of CONVENIA is equivalent to as many as 14 days of oral antibiotics.
WHAT IS THE DRUG?
- Semi-synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial agent from the cephalosporin class of chemotherapeutic agents.
- Dogs – Treatment of skin infections (secondary superficial pyoderma, abscesses and wounds)
- Cats – Treatment of skin infections (wounds and abscesses)
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING
- No chance for missed or off-schedule doses, both of which may reduce the likelihood of treatment success.
- Easier process than more time-consuming oral antibiotics.
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDITCATION?
Should be administered as a single subcutaneous injection of 3.6 mg/lb (8 mg/kg) body weight. A second subcutaneous injection of 3.6 mg/lb (8 mg/kg) may be administered if response to therapy is not complete. Maximum treatment should not exceed 2 injections.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental human exposure. For subcutaneous use in dogs and cats only. Antimicrobial drugs, including penicillins and cephalosporins, can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. To minimize the possibility of allergic reactions, those handling such antimicrobials, including cefovecin, are advised to avoid direct contact of the product with the skin and mucous membranes.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS
CONVENIA has been shown in an experimental in vitro system to result in an increase in free concentrations of carprofen, furosemide, doxycycline, and ketoconazole. Concurrent use of these or other drugs that have a high degree of proteinbinding (e.g. NSAIDs, propofol, cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral medications) may compete with cefovecin-bindingand cause adverse reactions.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
- When will your pet need to be rechecked.
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- Risks and benefits of using this drug.
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products.
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever.
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your pet.