What is Baytril (Enrofloxacin) used for?
Baytril (Enrofloxacin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections affecting both cats and dogs. The medication eliminates or slows the reproduction of bacterial cells allowing the immune system to naturally destroy the infection. It is commonly used to treat ear infections, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, or skin infections. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Baytril (Enrofloxacin)?
Baytril (Enrofloxacin) should always be used according to the directions of your veterinarian to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once or twice each day for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but the correct dosage will be based on the condition being treated, the animal's current health, and the severity of its symptoms. These may be hidden in a snack or food if you have trouble giving the medication to your pet. Do not stop administering the medicine, even if your pet's symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Baytril (Enrofloxacin)?
Side effects that may occur during Baytril (Enrofloxacin) include:
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms affecting your pet such as severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, tremors, dizziness, faintness, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduce frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not begin using Baytril (Enrofloxacin) if your pet has severe liver problems, kidney problems, or a seizure disorder. You are also recommended to bring your pet in for a medical check prior to using the medication to make sure it does not have any chronic conditions that may cause other unexpected complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Baytril (Enrofloxacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if the animal is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.