Compliance

Assured compliance, successful treatment, 1 injection

Following through with daily antibiotic pills isn’t always easy for clients. An injection of CONVENIA® (cefovecin sodium):

  • Provides an assured course of antibiotic treatment that is effective for up to 14 days.
  • Maintains therapeutic drug concentrations above the MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) at the site of infection for up to 14 days.1,2
  • Eliminates the compliance challenges associated with oral antibiotics, such as doses given at incorrect intervals or leftover medication that might expire or be used inappropriately.

A single injection of CONVENIA provides a course of treatment that is effective for up to 14 days.

Noncompliance by the numbers

Most of your clients will try to adhere to a short treatment regimen you prescribe for their pet, but:

  • Fewer than a third will give the doses at the correct time intervals.11
  • A small group will give little or no medication.11
  • Only 30% of clients gave the correct number of doses when an antibiotic was prescribed 2–3 times daily for 5–7 days.12

Similarly, when it comes to compliance with our own (human) prescriptions, a survey showed that:13

  • Only 1 in 4 Americans take prescriptions as directed.
  • Of the 69% who filled a prescription, 24% took less than the prescribed dosage, and 49% did not take the proper frequency or missed doses.

This human noncompliance occurs without regard to age, gender, income or education.14

Up to 25% of pet owners may not give their pets sufficient doses for optimal treatment.11