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May 22, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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