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What is the ml/kg dosage for a canine for Ceftin (cefuroxime

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What is the ml/kg dosage for a canine for Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 years ago.
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Hi - For soft tissue infections: 10mg/kg PO q 12 hours for 10 days. For systemic infections: 15mg/kg IV q 8 hours. For meningitis 30mg/kg IV q 8 hours. Note: All doses extrapolated from human dosages. (For surgery prophylaxis 20mg/kg given 30 minutes prior to surgery and every 2 hours during surgery (Greene et al. 2006)
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 years ago.
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