Orbax
Orbax
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Effectively treats infections in dogs and cats
Quickly absorbs into your petโ€™s body in less than an hour
Low incidence of side effects

Orbax

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At a Glance
Effectively treats infections in dogs and cats
Quickly absorbs into your petโ€™s body in less than an hour
Low incidence of side effects

Orbax is an FDA-approved prescription antibiotic used to treat infections in dogs and cats. This medication has proven effective against skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, and other microbiological bacterial pathogens. Known for its quick action, Orbax is absorbed into the body in less than an hour. This safe and effective drug has a low incidence of side effects, and since Orbax requires a lower dose than other similar medications, treatment is more affordable. 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.

What Is Orbax Used to Treat?
Answer

Orbax is a drug thatโ€™s used to treat a wide array of bacterial infections in cats and dogs. The FDA-approved antibiotic belongs to the quinolone/fluoroquinolone class. Itโ€™s used for the treatment of skin and soft-tissue infections, wounds, and abscesses in cats and dogs, as well as urinary tract infections in dogs. It can also be used to treat respiratory tract infections in pets. The active ingredient, orbifloxacin, is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Also, it kills other bacterial pathogens, such as Staphylococcus Intermedius, Enterobacter Agglomerans, and Pasteurella Multocida. The drug has a low incidence of side effects and is generally considered safe for dogs and cats.

What Drug Is Orbax?
Answer

Orbax is an FDA-approved antibiotic belonging to the quinolone/fluoroquinolone class. Itโ€™s effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as other pathogens. It works by inhibiting the DNA synthesis of bacteria and causing its death. Orbifloxacin is only sold with a licensed veterinarianโ€™s prescription. Make sure you talk to your vet regarding the right dosage and duration of treatment.

Does Orbax Need to Be Refrigerated?
Answer

You donโ€™t have to refrigerate Orbax. You can store the drug at room temperature. However, make sure you keep it away from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.

Can Orbax Be Used for Upper Respiratory Infection?
Answer

Orbifloxacin is used for the treatment of respiratory tract infections in cats and dogs. However, its use isnโ€™t recommended for farm animals. Also, the medication only works against bacterial infections. Consult your vet regarding the right dosage before administering the antibiotic to your pet.

Does Orbax Taste Good?
Answer

Orbax comes in two different forms - suspension liquid and oral tablets. The tablets donโ€™t have any distinct taste or odor. Orbax suspension, on the other hand, is malt flavored. Itโ€™s best to give the medication to your pet on an empty stomach.

Is Orbax Safe for Rabbits?
Answer

Orbax is an FDA-approved broad-spectrum antibiotic thatโ€™s used for the treatment of various infections in cats and dogs. While Orbax is approved for administering to pet animals, its use for farm animals, such as horses and rabbits, is categorized as off-label. That means you can give Orbax to treat infections in rabbits. But you need to carefully follow the vetโ€™s instructions regarding dosage, frequency, and side effects. Also, watch out for signs of adverse side effects, such as seizures, incoordination, and labored breathing.

Can a Cat Get a UTI From a Dirty Litter Box?
Answer

A dirty litter box wonโ€™t directly cause urinary tract infections in cats. But cats are known to be extremely particular about hygiene and cleanliness. They easily get turned away by dirty litter boxes, and will try to hold their waste in for long periods. This, in turn, could take a toll on their kidneys and cause UTI. It is, therefore, recommended that you regularly clean your catโ€™s litter box. Also, if you observe any signs of urinary distress or infection in your cat, immediately plan a visit to your vet. Typically, your vet will prescribe an antibiotic, such as Orbax, to treat the infection.

Is Orbax Flavored?
Answer

Orbax tablets donโ€™t have any distinct flavor or taste. Orbax suspension liquid is malt-flavored to make it more palatable for your dog. If your pet doesnโ€™t enjoy taking the medication, make sure you talk to your veterinarian about an alternative way of administering the drug. Also, keep a few treats handy after giving the medication to help your pet form a positive connection with the drug.

How Long Should I Give My Cat Orbax?
Answer

The duration of treatment with Orbax depends on the type of infection thatโ€™s being treated. Typically, the dosage ranges between 1.15 mg and 3.5 mg per pound of bodyweight every 24 hours. The recommended duration of treatment for skin infections is 5 to 10 days. Other types of infections required treatment for a longer duration. If you notice any signs of bacterial infection in your pet, make sure you book an appointment with your veterinarian. Ask them to prescribe the correct dosage of Orbax for your cat. Also, discuss the duration of treatment, and the right way to administer the medication to your pet.

Orbifloxacin

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.ย 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Quinolones have been shown to cause arthropathy in immature animals of most species tested, the dog being particularly sensitive to this side effect. Orbifloxacin is contraindicated in dogs and cats known to be hypersensitive to quinolones. In animals with known or suspected central nervous system (CNS) disorders, quinolones, in rare instances, have been associated with CNS stimulation, which may lead to convulsive seizures. The use of fluoroquinolones in cats has been reported to adversely affect the retina and should be used with caution in cats. Blindness has also been reported post-approval in cats. In some cases, blindness has been temporary. See Package Insert for full information including side effects, precautions, warnings, and contraindications.

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, inform the veterinarian or pharmacist about the medications the pet is taking.ย 

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Follow the directions provided by your veterinarian. This medication should be given on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after food intake. Supply plenty of water to your pet while they are taking Orbax.

The usual dose for dogs and cats is 1.15mg-3.5mg per pound every 24 hours. Treatment is recommended from 5 to 10 days for skin infections and 10 days for other conditions. Complete the treatment as prescribed to prevent the infection from recurring or worsening.

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Orbax is manufactured by Merck Animal Health

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