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Doses - CEFOXITIN SODIUM

Dogs:

For susceptible infections:
a) 6 - 20 mg/kg SQ, IM, IV tid; for meningitis: 6 - 40 mg/kg IV tid-qid (Morgan 1988)
b) 11 - 22 mg/kg IV q8h (Aronson and Aucoin 1989)
c) 10 - 20 mg/kg IV q8h (Riviere 1989)
d) 30 mg/kg IV q8h (Vaden and Papich 1995)

Cats:

For susceptible infections:
a) 11 - 22 mg/kg IV q8h (Aronson and Aucoin 1989)
b) 10 - 20 mg/kg IV q8h (Riviere 1989)
c) 30 mg/kg IV q8h (Vaden and Papich 1995)

Horses:

For susceptible infections:
a) Foals:20 mg/kg IV q4-6h (Caprile and Short 1987)
Dosage Forms/Preparations/FDA Approval Status - Veterinary-Approved Products: None

Human-Approved Products:

Cefoxitin Sodium Powder for Injection 1 g (of cefoxitin), 2 g, 10 g
Mefoxin® (Merck); (Rx)
Cefoxitin Sodium in Dextrose 5% (Frozen) 1 g (20 mg/ml), 2 g (40 mg/ml)
Mefoxin® (Merck); (Rx)
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