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)
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.
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that is outdated or no longer needed.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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