Orbax Oral Suspension (Orbifloxacin)
What is Orbax Oral Suspension (Orbifloxacin) used for?
Orbax (Orbifloxacin) Oral Suspension is a once-daily broad-spectrum antibacterial treatment for cats and small dogs. It is indicated in the treatment of skin infetions including wounds and abscesses in cats, and skin and soft tissue infections and urinary tract infections or cystitis in dogs.
How should I use Orbax Oral Suspension (Orbifloxacin)?
Dosage instructions for dogs: 1.1 to 3.4 mg/lb (2.5 to 7.5 mg/kg) of the dog's body weight each day. The actual dose will depend on the nature and severtiy of the infection. Your vet will advise you of a suitable dosage.
Dosage instructions for cats: 3.4 mg/lb (7.5 mg/kg) of body weight daily.
For most infections, treatment should continue for two to three days after cessations of clinical signs and symptoms. When being used to treat urinary tract infections in dogs, treatment should last for approximately ten days.
Orbax comes complete with a syringe for easy application.
What are the side effects of Orbax Oral Suspension (Orbifloxacin)?
Possible side effects in dogs: vomiting, convulsions, depression, lethargy, anorexia
Possible side effects in cats: blindness, mydriasis, anorexia, ataxia, depression/lethargy, vomiting, convulsions, abnormal retina, hypersalivation
Orbifloxacin can cause arthropathy in dogs going through the rapid growth stage (between 2 and 8 months of age in small and medium-sized breeds, and up to 18 months of age in large and giant breeds). Orbifloxacin is contraindicated in dogs of this age.
Orbax Oral Suspension is intended for use in dogs and cats only. It is not for human consumption.
Cats can sometimes develop problems with the retina after using of fluoroquinolones. Use Orbifloxacin with caution in cats and make sure not to exceed the prescribed dosage.
Orbifloxacin should be used with caution in any pets with CNS disorders.