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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 bloody; 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:
Weight
Dosage
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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
Customer Reviews
Antirobe is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gum infection Shadow has been on this for 4 months, he is elderly, and his liver function does not allow anesthesia for a thorough dental cleaning. The pills keep the gum infection and smelly mouth under control. This does not prevent the plaque, but is an antibiotic to control gum/dental disease. It is expensive, but w/o it we can't get within 5 feet of Shadow because of the bad mouth smell... and I'm sure he was in pain from the infection. He's happier, and I put the pill on a kibble of dog food, held on by peanut butter. No problems.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well for inflamed gums I also believe the user with a negative review was uninformed about the product. This antibiotic will not magically clean plaque and tartar off your dog's teeth. A dental cleaning will do that. This antibiotic is used to treat periodontal disease/gingivitis, and THEN the next step would be a dental cleaning (or that first, and then antibiotics). You can take actions to keep your dog's teeth clean (antler chews, raw bones, greenies), but once you have that tartar buildup you can't just give them an antibiotic and think it will go away.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staph Infection My dog was finally prescribed this medication after all other antibiotics failed over the past year. I went to so called specialist but finally decided on the UGA Vet school. They were thorough and detailed with determining if my dog had allergies (Ga resident) or the staph infection.
Date published: 2011-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is not an antibiotic used to prevent plaque or tartar. If your Dr. told you that then you need to talk with your Dr. about giving you false hope. This antibiotic is used for knocking back the overpopulation of bacteria in the mouth. Though the mouth is not a sterile environment to begin with, it does lessen the spread of potentially harmful over population of bacteria throughout the organ system.
Date published: 2011-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bulldogs' dental preventative Product did absolutely nothing to inhibit plaque, tarter or bad breath as purported by the vet. Save your money (expensive product) and buy a good drinking water dental rinse.
Date published: 2011-07-13
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Q&A

what to give my blue healer for skin irritation on his back

My vet told me at one time that it was heat spots and to put antibiotics on it. I try neosporine but he licks it off. He steadily scratches and bites at the area until he doesn't have hair there.He is a Australian Blue Healer. Thanks!!!!
Asked by: TByrd
Please discuss the possibility of food allergies with your veterinarian. A lampshade collar can be an effective barrier for your pet to wear for a few days while the area is trying to heal after applying the topical antibiotic.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-07-02

can i give antirobe 75 mg and bayer drontal at the same time?

Asked by: snoopy
Antirobe (the antibiotic) and Drontal (for worms) can be given at the same time. It is important to complete the full course of Anitrobe as instructed by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Phamacist Intern
Date published: 2013-11-06

For skin infection, would the correct dose of 75mg capsules for a 45-50 lb dog be one very 8 hours for 28 days?

Asked by: Pam
The usual dose for dogs is 2.5mg-15mg per pound every 12 hours for a maximum of 28 days. Please consult with your veterinarian to determine the proper dose for your pet's skin infection.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-07-25

Can Antirobe tablets be disolved and given under the skin?

My cat is very sick and cannot hold the medication down.
Asked by: Goonies
No.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-05-20

can i open capsule and mix contents w/food?

Asked by: shirley
Yes, just make sure that you mix it with a small amount of food to ensure that the pet gets the entire dose. Wear gloves while mixing and make sure to wash your hands.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2013-03-04

Can I give my 10# dog Antirobe and Doxycycline at the same time? Possible contraindications?

He is also on Tramadol for IVDD. Doxy is for suspected Tick borne disease and Antirobe is for treating dental issue related to piece of plastic having been caught between teeth.
Asked by: nortexp
There are no drug interactions between these 2 antibiotics that I am aware of.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-12-06

My dog is taking antirobe as a preventative for a week. Could this affect the results of her lab work from her annual physical with senior workup?

Asked by: Gloria
Pet's that need to take this medication long term will need to have periodic blood tests to monitor liver and kidney function. This may not be necessary if your pet is on this medication for only 7 days.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-07-15

does antirope cause a dog to be lethargic and nauseated, could something be given for nausea

do these antibiotics cause a dog to be lethargic and sleep more than normal, can anything be given for nausea with these antibiotics
Asked by: sydney
Antirobe can cause nausea, yes. As for lethargy, that may just be due to the pet's infection. To control the nausea, give the medication about 1/2 hour after food.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2011-04-21
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