Convenia® (cefovecin)

Active ingredient

Cefovecin

Drug description

It is a broad spectrum antibiotic in the cephalosporin class.

Indications

This product is used for a variety of bacterial infections.

Contraindications

Do not use, except under the advice of a veterinarian, if your pet is allergic to a beta-lactam antibiotic, has kidney disease, or is younger than 4 months old.

Side effects

This medication is well tolerated in small animals. The adverse effects are therefore rarely present.

The drug can still cause some toxicity to the liver and kidneys. Your pet may also have decreased appetite, vomiting, decreased activity, depression, or anaphylaxis, which is a serious allergic reaction.

Convenia® can also cause anemia, a decreased immune system efficiency, a blood platelet problem or a clotting problem.

If your pet has serious, worsening or persistent adverse effects, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Recommended monitoring

It is important to monitor if your pet's condition is improving and if there are any side effects.

Drug interactions

Do not use Convenia®, except under the advice of a veterinarian, if your pet is taking an anticonvulsant, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, carprofen, doxycycline, furosemide, ketoconazole, a drug for behavior or propofol.

Storage

Store in the refrigerator after mixing the powder with water. Throw away the unused portion of liquid 28 days later.

Warning

This medication can stay in your pet's body as long as 2 weeks after its administration.