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Using Orbax for Cats and Dogs to Treat Infections

Orbifloxacin (Generic name of Orbax) Is an Antibiotic Used to Treat Bacterial Infections in Dogs and Cats

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

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indications for Orbax

Orbifloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to the quinolone/fluoroquinolone class. The medication is chiefly indicated for the treatment of bacterial infections triggered by susceptible microorganisms including urinary tract infections (UTI) in dogs and soft tissue infections in cats and dogs. Orbifloxacin is a bactericidal active against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria and other organisms including staphylococcus intermedius, enterobacter agglomerans and pasteurella multocida. Orbifloxacin works by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA, causing the death of the bacteria.

Precautions

Do not administer the drug should to animals allergic to it or other quinolone antibiotics. Avoid dispensing the medication to pregnant or nursing animals, puppies, and those with central nervous system disorders such as seizures or epilepsy. The active ingredient may interact with other medicines. Practice caution when used with antacids, vitamin and mineral products, phenytoin, stomach protectants, sucralfate, theophylline, probenecid and NSAIDs like aspirin and rimadyl. To be on the safer side, it inform the veterinarian or pharmacist about the medications the pet is taking.

Dosage

Most commonly, the side effects observed are loss of appetite, dilated pupils, tiredness, depression, dizziness, vision problems, behavioral changes, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, itching and rashes. Using the medication in young animals may result in damage to the cartilage of their joints.

Side Effects

Most commonly, the side effects observed are loss of appetite, dilated pupils, tiredness, depression, dizziness, vision problems, behavioral changes, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, itching and rashes. Using the medication in young animals may result in damage to the cartilage of their joints.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Orbifloxacin

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Orbax at a glance

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  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2An antibiotic
  • 3An oral medication
  • 4Treats bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, and soft tissue infections