Has your pet experienced an adverse reaction to Convenia? Please share details on the breed, age and number of times your pet was exposed to Convenia.
Karen's recent post on Convenia inspired us to research this drug further and investigate other adverse reactions to this drug.
Convenia is an antibiotic. It is often used for the treatment of skin infection in cats and dogs, but can be used for other conditions. Convenia's benefit of use is that it provides a whole course of treatment in a single injection, as opposed to more conventional daily oral antibiotics.
The safety warning for Convenia states: Convenia is not for use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Similar to 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, or in animals less than four months of age.
Convenia was tested on 320 dogs and 291 cats, with the adverse reactions reported as above. However, in markets outside of the USA, additional adverse reactions were reported after Convenia was approved for use in cats and dogs. These adverse reactions included:
- acute pulmonary edema
- facial edema
- injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs, necrosis, and erythema)
- hemolytic anemia