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What is Orbax?

Orbax (orbifloxacin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in cats and dogs to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Orbax requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the tablet.

For:

Cats Dogs (over 8 months of age in small and medium breeds and 18 months of age in large and giant breeds)

Benefits:
  • Treats bacterial infections in your pet
  • Rapid absorption into the body
  • Low dosage means fewer tablets, and less expense
  • No reported side effects
How it Works:

Orbax (orbifloxacin) belongs to a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It acts by inhibiting the synthesis of bacterial DNA, resulting in death of the bacteria.

Cautions:

Orbax should be used with caution in young, growing animals as well as with pregnant or nursing animals. It should not be given with meals.

Brand Name:

Orbax (Schering Plough)

Generic Name:

Orbifloxacin (or-bi-flox'-a-sin)

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

Orbax is a prescription medication FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Orbax is available as 22.7mg and 68mg scored tablets. The usual dose of Orbax for dogs and cats is 1.15mg-3.5mg/pound every 24 hours. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not give Orbax to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed. Orbax is not for use in animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs.

What is Orbax:

Orbax is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue caused by susceptible organisms. This medication may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

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

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had seizures or is pregnant or lactating.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Give all of the medication your veterinarian has prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Give Orbax on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Orbax at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only 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 treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.

What should I avoid while giving Orbax to my pet:

Do not use Orbax in animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Orbax to pregnant or nursing animals. Due to potential problems in bone or joint growth, Orbax should be used with caution in dogs in the growing phase. Orbax may cause seizures and should be used with caution in animals with central nervous system disorders. Do not give Orbax within 2 hours of having given antacids or sucralfate. Do not give Orbax with vitamin or mineral products.

What are the possible side effects of Orbax:

Stop giving the medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives). Other less serious side effects may also occur. Continue to give the medication and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, or drowsiness. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Orbax:

Before giving Orbax, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given phenytoin, Theophylline, probenecid, or NSAIDs such as aspirin and Rimadyl. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Orbax. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Orbax written for health professionals that you may read.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Orbax is a prescription broad-spectrum antibiotic used in cats and dogs to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue caused by susceptible bacteria.
  • Orbax is available as 22.7mg and 68mg tablets.
  • Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Tip:

Give all of the medication your veterinarian has prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.

Dogs/Cats:
Weight
Dosage (No. of 22.7 mg tablets)
5 lbs
¼
10 lbs
½
20 lbs
1
30 lbs
1 ½
40 lbs
2
50-120 lbs
2 ½
Weight
Dosage (No. of 68 mg tablets)
30-59 lbs
½
60-89 lbs
1
90-119 lbs
1 ½
120+ lbs
2
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients
Orbax 22.7mg:
Active Ingredients (per tablet):
Orbifloxacin
22.7 mg
Orbax 68mg:
Active Ingredients (per tablet):
Orbifloxacin
68 mg
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