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What is Antirobe?

Antirobe (clindamycin) is used to treat soft tissue, dental, and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Antirobe requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per capsule.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:
  • A highly effective antibiotic
  • Treats skin and soft tissue infections, and peritonitis
  • Good for treating periodontal disease
How it Works:

Antirobe penetrates to the source of the bacterial infection. It inhibits bacteria by suppressing protein synthesis and growth.

Cautions:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Brand Name:

Antirobe (Pharmacia and Upjohn), Antirobe Aquadrops (Pharmacia and Upjohn), Cleocin (Pharmacia)

Generic Name:

Clindamycin (klin-da-my'-sin)

What is the most important information I should know about Antirobe:

Do not use this medication if your pet is allergic to clindamycin or lincomycin (Bactramycin, L-Mycin, Lincocin). Do not give Antirobe together with erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, and others). Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease, colitis, asthma, eczema, or allergic skin reaction. Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so. Periodic blood testing will be necessary. Kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. Prior to any surgery on your pet, let your veterinarian know if your pet is still taking Antirobe. Antirobe is FDA-approved for use in dogs only; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use Antirobe in cats. Antirobe is a prescription medication available as 75mg and 150mg capsules and 25mg/ml drops. The usual dose for dogs is 2.5mg-15mg/pound every 12 hours. The usual dose in cats is 5mg-15mg/pound every 24 hours.

What is Antirobe:

Antirobe is an antibiotic that fights bacterial infections in the body. It is used to treat serious infections. Antirobe may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Antirobe to my pet:

Do not use this medication if your pet is allergic to Antirobe or lincomycin (Bactramycin, L-Mycin, Lincocin). Do not give Antirobe together with erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, and others). Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease, colitis, asthma, eczema, or allergic skin reaction. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Periodic blood testing will be necessary. Kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. Prior to any surgery on your pet, let your veterinarian know if your pet is still taking Antirobe. Store Antirobe at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you think you have given your pet too much of this medication. Symptoms of Antirobe overdose may include vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, depression, behavior changes, or seizure.

What should I avoid while giving Antirobe to my pet:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

What are the possible side effects of Antirobe:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Antirobe and seek emergency veterinary medical help: an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop the medication and talk to your veterinarian if any of these side effects occur: diarrhea that is watery or blood,; fever, chills, body aches, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, urinating less than usual or not at all, fever, headache,or blistering or peeling of the skin. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that is unusual or especially bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Antirobe:

There may be other drugs that can affect Antirobe. Tell your veterinarian about all prescription and over-the-counter medications you give your pet including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has information written for health professionals that you can read.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Antirobe capsules are used in the treatment of serious infections such as soft tissue infections, dental infections, and bone infections.
  • Give this medication the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated.
Tip:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Dosage:
Dogs:
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The usual dose for dogs is 2.5mg-15mg per pound every 12 hours for a maximum of 28 days
Cats:
Weight
Dosage
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The usual dose for cats is 5mg-15mg per pound once every 24 hours for a maximum of 28 days
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Antirobe should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients
Antirobe 75 mg:
Active Ingredients (per capsule)
Strength
Clindamycin Hydrochloride
75 mg
Antirobe 150 mg:
Active Ingredients (per capsule)
Strength
Clindamycin Hydrochloride
150 mg
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