CONVENIA®
FAQs
CONVENIA
WHAT IS CONVENIA?

CONVENIA is an injectable cephalosporin antibiotic. It is categorized as a Group 4 (3rd generation) cephalosporin with a broad spectrum activity against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

Prescribing Information

WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR CONVENIA?

Dogs: CONVENIA is indicated for the treatment of skin infections (secondary superficial pyoderma, abscesses and wounds) caused by susceptible strains of Staphylococcus intermedius and Streptococcus canis (Group G).

Cats: CONVENIA is indicated for the treatment of skin infections (wounds and abscesses) caused by susceptible strains of Pasteurella multocida.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF CONVENIA FOR OWNERS AND FOR PETS?

Advantages include:

  • Eliminates doubts about missed doses and lost pills
  • Avoids stress associated with medication administration
  • Provides an assured course of treatment and keeps you in control
  • Injectable cephalosporin with uniquely long duration of action
  • Treats common skin infections in dogs and cats
  • Professionally administered only
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING CONVENIA?

CONVENIA offers 100% compliance, and it is the first antimicrobial for the treatment of common bacterial skin infections in cats and dogs that provides an assured course of treatment in a
single injection.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE TREATMENT AFFORDED BY CONVENIA?

In clinical studies, a single injection of Convenia was clinically equivalent to a 14 day antibiotic regimen. There is no more worrying about missed doses or struggling to administer pills.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF RECONSTITUTED CONVENIA?

Now CONVENIA provides even more opportunity for veterinarians to provide the best chance of treatment success to more patients due to the 100% guaranteed compliance: The FDA has approved the extension of the in-use shelf life of CONVENIA once the vial is reconstituted from 28 to 56 days when stored in accordance with the label.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: CONVENIA is not for use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Similar to the other cephalosporins, side effects for both dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite/anorexia and lethargy. The safety of CONVENIA has not been determined in lactating or breeding animals. For more safety information refer to the full prescribing information.