- a broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteri
- Indicated for treatment of respiratory infections in horses
STORAGE: Store unreconstituted product at controlled room temperature 20˚ to 25˚ C (68˚ to 77˚ F) [see USP].
Store reconstituted product either in a refrigerator 2˚ to 8˚ C (36˚ to 46˚ F) for up to 7 days or at controlled room temperature 20˚ to 25˚ C (68˚ to 77˚ F) [see USP] for up to 12 hours. Protect from light. Color may vary from off-white to a tan color. Color does not affect potency.
NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Penicillins and cephalosporins can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. Topical exposure to such antimicrobials, including ceftiofur, may elicit mild to severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to sensitization. Avoid direct contact of the product with the skin, eyes, mouth, and clothing.
Persons with a known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to this product.
In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes. In case of accidental skin exposure, wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. If allergic reaction occurs (e.g., skin rash, hives, difficult breathing), seek medical attention.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
RECONSTITUTION OF THE STERILE POWDER
Ceftiofur Sodium Sterile Powder should be reconstituted as follows:
1 gram vial- Reconstitute with 20 mL Sterile Water for Injection. Each mL of the resulting solution contains ceftiofur sodium equivalent to 50 mg ceftiofur.
4 gram vial- Reconstitute with 80 mL Sterile Water for Injection. Each mL of the resulting solution contains ceftiofur sodium equivalent to 50 mg ceftiofur. Shake thoroughly prior to use.
Dogs: Administer to dogs by subcutaneous injection at the dosage of 1.0 mg ceftiofur per pound (2.2 mg/kg) of body weight (0.1 mL reconstituted sterile solution per 5 lbs body weight). Treatment should be repeated at 24-hour intervals for 5-14 days.
Reconstituted CEFTIFLEX® is to be administered to dogs by subcutaneous injection. No vial closure should be entered more than 20 times. Therefore, only the 1 gram vial is approved for use in dogs.
Horses: Administer to horses by intramuscular injection at the dosage of 1.0 to 2.0 mg ceftiofur per pound (2.2 to 4.4 mg/kg) of body weight (2-4 mL reconstituted sterile solution per 100 lbs body weight). A maximum of 10 mL may be administered per injection site.
Treatment should be repeated at 24-hour intervals, continued for 48 hours after clinical signs have disappeared and should not exceed 10 days.