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Orbax

Orbax (orbifloxacin) is a broad spectrum antibiotic used in cats and dogs to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It is available as 22.7mg and 68mg scored tablets. The usual dose in dogs and cats is 1.15-3.5mg/pound by mouth every 24 hours. Use with caution in young, growing animals as well as pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give with food. (sold per tablet)

Generic Name
Orbifloxacin (or-bi-flox�-a-sin)

Brand Name(s)
Orbax (Schering Plough)

What is this medication used for
Orbifloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms.

Availability
Orbifloxacin is available by prescription as tablets

How this medicine should be used
The usual dose of orbifloxacin in dogs and cats is 1.15-3.5mg/pound every 24 hours. The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated and the animal�s response to treatment. Give this medication on an empty stomach.

What are the side effects
Side effects of orbifloxacin may include loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea, itching and rash.

What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it or other quinolone antibiotics. This medication should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. Use with caution in dogs in the growing phase (up to 18 months in large breeds) due to potential problems in bone or joint growth. This medication may cause seizures and should be used with caution in pets with central nervous system disorders. Use with caution when given with antacids, vitamin and mineral products, phenytoin, sucralfate, theophylline, probenecid and NSAIDs such as aspirin and Rimadyl. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.

In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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