Generic Name of
Marbofloxacin is used in the treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections as well as urinary tract infections in dogs. A broad-spectrum antibiotic, which belongs to the quinolone/fluoroquinolone class, Marbofloxacin prevents bacterial enzymes, ultimately killing the bacteria. Marbofloxacin is used to treat extremely serious infections; it is rarely used for minor infections.
Precautions when using
Do not administer Marbofloxacin to animals that have hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Take extra care when administering the drug to animals suffering from brain or spinal cord disorders. Fluoroquinolones may cause joint cartilage damage and even lameness in young animals. Administer with care in small and medium sized puppies, which are under 8 months, large breed puppies that are less than 12 months and giant breed puppies under 18 months of age. Marbofloxacin exhibits the tendency to interact with various other medications. Therefore, always consult a veterinarian to find out if other medicines have a possibility to interact with Marbofloxacin.
Side Effects of
Marbofloxacin might give rise to certain serious side effects including vomiting, reddening of the skin, weight loss, dehydration, drooling, tremors, facial swelling, low appetite and reduced activity.
Marbofloxacin is available in 25-mg, 50-mg, 100-mg, and 200-mg scored, coated tablets. The usual dosage recommended for oral administration to dogs and cats is 1.25 mg marbofloxacin per lb of body weight once a day. However, increase the dosage to 2.5 mg/lb according to requirements. For treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections, administer Marbofloxacin Tablets consistently for 2 to 3 days. The medicine could even be administered up to a maximum of 30 days. Marbofloxacin Tablets should be consumed for at least 10 days for treatment of urinary tract infections.
Brand Names of
Zeniquin (Pfizer Animal Health)