Cephalexin Fish Antibiotics
Fish Flex and Fish Flex Forte are cephalexin antibiotics for fish. Fish Flex pet meds are effective against gram positive and some gram negative bacteria and are used to control common bacterial fish diseases like aeromonas and gill diseases. Fish Flex capsules contain 250 mg of cephalexin, and Fish Flex Forte contains 500 mg cephalexin capsules.
Use Fish Flex only as directed. Do
not allow children to handle Fish Flex.
Directions for Fish:
- Add one Fish Flex 250 mg
capsule to your aquarium for each 10 gallons of water. Alternatively,
add one Fish Flex 500 mg capsule to your aquarium for each 20 gallons
- Do a partial water change
between 12 and 24 hours after treatment.
- Treat your aquarium again
with the same dose 24 hours after the first treatment.
- Continue treating once daily
for a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 10 days. If no improvement
is seen after 5 days of treatment, stop using Fish Flex and consult
Directions for Cats and Dogs:
- Consult your veterinarian
before using Fish Flex to treat dogs, cats, or other animals.
- Give dogs and cats 5 to
14 mg/lb every 6 to 8 hours by mouth.
- Offer with food to reduce
possible side effects.
- Continue treatment until
your veterinarian instructs you to stop.
Frequency of Use:
Use for as long as directed by your
veterinarian. Premature discontinuation of Fish Flex, even if symptoms
have cleared, may result in a return and/or worsening of the infection.
Store Fish Flex at room temperature
in a tightly sealed container. Keep out of reach of pets and children.
It is a violation of Federal Law
to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
The active ingredient in Fish Flex,
cephalexin, inhibits the synthesis of the cell wall in bacteria, resulting
in their death. Cephalexin, a cephalosporin antibiotic, works against
both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. With repeated use, some
gram-negative rods, such as E. coli, may develop resistance to Fish
Fish Flex (cephalexin)
Fish Flex contains cephalexin, a
Keep this product out of reach of children
and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Fish Flex is intended for use in ornamental
and aquarium fish only. It may also be used in cats and dogs. Do not
give Fish Flex to humans.
CAUTION: Animals with a known
or suspected sensitivity to cephalosporins should not use Fish Flex.
Although Fish Flex is usually well
tolerated, it may cause severe diarrhea or other side effects in animals.
Some cats and dogs may experience vomiting, loss of appetite, drooling,
rapid breathing, or fever. Consult your veterinarian for advice.
Consult your veterinarian before using
Fish Flex if your animal is currently taking anticoagulants, aminoglycosides,
or any other medications or supplements. Interactions are possible.
Do not use Fish Flex in pregnant or