Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)

Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)
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For treatment of the following infections caused by bacteria sensitive to cephalexin:Infections of the urinary tract in cats and dogs (such as nephritis and cystitis).Cutaneous infections (pyoderma) in dogs, including skin fold pyoderma impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis and cellulitis. Read more
Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)

For treatment of the following infections caused by bacteria sensitive to cephalexin:

Infections of the urinary tract in cats and dogs (such as nephritis and cystitis).

Cutaneous infections (pyoderma) in dogs, including skin fold pyoderma impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis and cellulitis.

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Product Description

About Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)

Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)

For treatment of the following infections caused by bacteria sensitive to cephalexin:

Infections of the urinary tract in cats and dogs (such as nephritis and cystitis).

Cutaneous infections (pyoderma) in dogs, including skin fold pyoderma impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis and cellulitis.

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Directions For Use

Directions for Use

15 mg Cephalexin per kg bodyweight twice daily (equivalent to 30 mg per kg bodyweight per day):

for a duration of 14 days in cases of urinary tract infection;

at least 15 days in cases of superficial pyoderma;

at least 28 days in cases of deep pyoderma.

To achieve this dosage, administer

Cats and dogs

one tablet of Rilexine 75 per 5 kg bodyweight

Dogs only

one tablet of Rilexine 300 per 20 kg bodyweight

one tablet of Rilexine 600 per 40 kg bodyweight

Rilexine tablets are well accepted by cats and dogs but may be crushed or added to food if necessary.

In severe or acute conditions the dose may be safely doubled.

Active Ingredient

Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets) ingredients

Tablets for oral administration containing cephalexin (as cephalexin monohydrate PhEur) in three strengths:

Rilexine 300 containing 300mg cephalexin


Cephalexin monohydrate is a bactericidal antibiotic of the cephalosporin family, obtained by hemi-synthesis of the 7 amino-cephalosporanic nucleus.

Cephalexin acts by inhibiting the nucleopeptide synthesis of the bacterial wall. As a result bacterial destruction occurs. Cephalexin is not inactivated by ?-lactamases produced by the Gram positive bacteria and which normally affect penicillins.

After oral administration, Cephalexin is absorbed through the intestinal barrier. The plasma peak is observed very quickly (T max. 1.5). Therapeutic skin levels are obtained within 2 hours.

Cephalexin is eliminated as an active form, mainly by the urinary route (85%).

Cephalexin is effective against a wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria including: Staphylococci, Streptococcus spp., Pneumococci, E. Coli, Klebslella spp, and Salmonella spp.

Side Effects

Side effects of Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets)

Do not use in animals known to be hypersensitive to penicillins.

Do not use in rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils.

As with other antibiotics which are excreted mainly by the kidneys, unnecessary accumulation may occur in the body when renal function is impaired. In case of known renal insufficiency the dose should be reduced.

Additional Data

Rilexine Palatable Tablets 300 mg (210 tablets) specification

Specification: Detail:
Pack Size: 210 tablets
Brands: Virbac
Product Form: tablet
External Link: http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Virbac_Limited/documents/S4180.html
Strength/Size: 300 mg

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Q & A

Q. can Rilexine 300mg be used for ear infections in Dods who weigh 16 lbs.
A.

Rilexine is a licensed primarily for urinary and skin infections, so it may be helpful in some ear infections. The normal dose is 15mg/kg twice daily, so a 16lb dog would need 110mg twice a day. However, regarding use and dose, you should follow the directions of the prescribing veterinarian, as it may be that a different treatment or dose may be needed in some cases.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

Q. My cat vometed since taking this tablet, should I stop giving it to him?
He was ok by the treatment he got before but since this tablet he seems sick again. Thank you for your answer.
A.

Nausea and vomiting are occasional side effects of antibiotics; however, I wouldn't advise you to stop treatment until you have spoken to your vet about it.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

Q. Can Rilexine be used for respiratory infections?
A.

Rilexine isn't specifically licensed for treating repiratory infections, but if the causative organism is sensitive to cephalosporin then yes, it can be an appropriate choice for your vet to make.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

Q. Is Rilexine 300g likely to cause lethargy and grumbling in my Cocker Spaniel. She also cannot go through the night since taking these tablets.
A.

It seems unlikely - the only common side effects are stomach upsets of one kind or another. I think its more likely that the disease the Rilexine is being used to treat has caused these symptoms; however, I would advise you to contact your vet and discuss it with them.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

Q. Can Rilexine be used for dogs with food allergies? Specifically does Rilexine include any beef, pork, chicken, lamb or egg products? What ingredients are use to increase palatability?
A.

According to the VMD (the governing body for veterinary medicines in the UK), these is a small percentage of poultry liver powder included in the tablet for palatability. I wouldn't usually expect this to cause an allergic flare up as it is a very small amount, but if your dog is very sensitive, I would strongly advise you to talk to your vet before using the product.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

Q. Does Rilexine 300 have any diaretic side effects, as my dog has been unable to go through the night without passing water whilst on these tablets.
A.

Its not a known side effect, no - although the antibiotic is excreted in the urine, it shouldn't make that much of a difference to how much they have to pass.
I must say that my advice would be to discuss it with your vet, as its possible there's another medical problem going on here.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

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