Polyflex has proved effective in the treatment of many infections previously beyond the spectrum of penicillin therapy. This drug is particularly indicated in the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible strains of organisms:
Dogs and Cats - Respiratory Tract Infections: Upper respiratory infections, tonsillitis and bronchopneumonia due to hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Pasteurella spp.
Urinary Tract Infections due to Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus spp., hemolytic streptococci and Enterococcus spp.
Gastrointestinal Infections due to Enterococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp. and Escherichia coli.
Skin, Soft Tissue and Post-Surgical Infections: Abscesses, pustular dermatitis, cellulitis and infections of the anal gland, due to Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus spp. and Pasteurella spp.
Cattle and Calves Including Non-Ruminating (Veal Calves) - Respiratory Tract Infections: Bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever, calf pneumonia and bovine pneumonia) caused by Aerobacter spp., Klebsiella spp., Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Pasteurella multocida and E. coli susceptible to ampicillin trihydrate.
Dosage: The dosage of Polyflex will vary according to the animal being treated, the severity of the infection and the animal’s response.
Dogs and Cats - The recommended dose for dogs or cats is 3 mg/lb of body weight administered twice daily by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection.
Cattle and Calves Including Non-Ruminating (Veal Calves) - From 2 mg to 5 mg/lb of body weight once daily by intramuscular injection. Do not treat for more than 7 days.
In all species, 3 days treatment is usually adequate, but treatment should be continued for 48 to 72 hours after the animal has become afebrile or asymptomatic.