Convenia Side Effects

Convenia injections can cause allergic reactions. Convenia injections for cats and dogs can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and lethargy. These side effects are rare, and similar to other antibiotics.

Are there any side effects or adverse reactions to CONVENIA?

CONVENIA injections can cause allergic reactions. CONVENIA injections can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and lethargy in both cats and dogs. These side effects are rare, and similar to other antibiotics. Zoetis is committed to collecting information about side effects. You can call us at 888-ZOETIS to report adverse reactions and ask questions. Call Zoetis at (888) ZOETIS

Do you have any side effects?

Side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sluggishness and skin reactions at injection sites. Severe side effects are rare and may include facial swelling, breathing difficulties, death, or severe allergic reactions. Rare side effects, such as abnormalities in blood cells and bone marrow, and increased liver enzymes, are possible with beta-lactam antibiotics.

The long-acting medication can last for up to six to ten weeks. It may be longer for pets with liver or kidney disease. After an injection, adverse effects may occur for up to 2 months.

What are the risks associated with Convenia

Convenia has not been associated with any side effects. It should not be given to cats or dogs that have an allergy to penicillin-type or cephalosporin antibiotics.

* Convenia should not be given to dogs or cats younger than 8 weeks of age, or dogs or cats suffering from severe renal dysfunction (renal dysfunction).

* Convenia is not licensed to be used in any other species, such as rabbits or guinea-pigs.

Convenia should never be given to pregnant or lactating cats or dogs, as there have not been any studies. After the last Convenia injection, 12 weeks should be allowed for breeding to occur.

Adverse effects

Dogs may experience lethargy, decreased appetite and vomiting. They also might have diarrhea, blood in their feces and flatulence. Cats may experience vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite and hyperactivity. Mildly increased serum alanine transaminase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase may also occur.

Other reported events include death in cats and dogs, tremors/ataxias, seizures, Anaphylaxis and acute pulmonary and facial edema. Injection site reactions (alopecia and scabs necrosis and eryma), hemolyticanemia, salivation and pruritus. Lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea are also common. Inappetence

1. Convenia’s Side Effects

The Convenia was a big hit with vets. Convenia opened up new ways to treat difficult cases. We started to hear about adverse reactions.

Penicillin and Cefovecin have the same base structure, so allergies can happen. We stop other antibiotics if they cause allergies. Convenia is known to prolong blood levels for up to 65 days.

2. Contraindications

Contraindications can include allergies to cefovecin and antibiotics containing penicillin or cephalosporins. Anaphylaxis is a possible side effect. Cefovecin is not recommended for human use and should be kept away from children. Cefovecin should not be used on people with known allergies.

It is approved for dogs and cats older than 8 weeks in the EU. However, safety has yet to be established for pets under 4 months of age. Cefovecin should not be used in pregnant or nursing pets. However, other cephalosporins have been shown to be safe. These cases should be evaluated to determine the risks and benefits.

3. Antibiotics and Urinary Tract disease

Let’s move on to another aspect of feline health, which often involves excessive use of antibiotics. Many cats with signs of urinary tract disease in their feline companions are mistakenly assumed to have a bladder problem. A urinary tract problem may be characterized by a cat urinating in small quantities, blood in their urine, licking their bladders, and urinating outside the litter box due a litter box aversion that developed secondary to pain.

Important Safety Information

CONVENIA should not be given to people with known penicillin and cephalosporin hypersensitivity. Penicillins and cephalosporins are not recommended for cats or dogs. Both dogs and cats may experience side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, lethargy, and decreased appetite. Full Prescribing Information.

Is there any chance of this medication being taken?

This medication should not be used in pets who are allergic to it, or any beta-lactam antibiotics. Cefovecin should not be given to pets with kidney disease. Cefovecin shouldn’t be given to herbivores like rabbits, Guinea-pigs, or hamsters because it can adversely affect their digestive system.

Convenia has broader effects

Never has anyone ever approached me with the information I’m about to share. This information was only available to me after I found it. It is the guilt of the status quo that must change.

Cefovecin, it turns out, is an “highest priority critically essential antimicrobial”. Cefovecin is a third-line antibiotic that can only be used after all other options have failed or after culture and sensitivity testing. This is where you can swab and grow bacteria to determine which antibiotics it is sensitive to.

Case report

One of my most beloved clients was close to death in 2009 after he received a Convenia injection. Eddie was a healthy cat who went in for routine dental cleaning. His veterinarian gave him Convenia to make it easier than giving pills.

Do you know of any drug interactions?

Although no studies in animals have been done to determine drug interactions, laboratory testing has shown that the following medications could interact with cefovecin.

Cefovecin and other antibiotics can interact with lab tests like urine glucose tests, blood or urine creatinine tests (a kidney value), and blood protein tests. False test results can result from these interactions.

Why is it important?

All of us are affected by antimicrobial resistance. While we tend to blame doctors or the agricultural industry for overprescribing antibiotics, people living in glasshouses should not throw stones. Dogs and cats are susceptible to antibiotic resistance at a rate comparable to humans, and probably higher than farm animals. Due to the prolonged ‘tail’ of antibiotics present in the body at sublethal levels to bacteria, Convenia is most likely a more serious offender. This is where resistance can be found.

Does this medication require monitoring?

There is no need to monitor your pet while they are taking this medication. To ensure that the medication is effective, your veterinarian will monitor your pet. You should monitor your pet for side effects at the house.

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