Orbax (orbifloxacin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in cats and dogs to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. 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 here. Orbax is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats and Dogs (8+ months of age in small and medium breeds, 18+ months of age in large and giant breeds)
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.
Orbax should be used with caution in young, growing pets as well as with pregnant or nursing pets. It should not be given with meals.
Orbax (Schering Plough)
Orbax is a prescription medication FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Orbax is available as 22.7 mg and 68 mg scored tablets. Orbax is not for use in pets allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had seizures or is pregnant or lactating.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of Orbax for dogs and cats is 1.15-3.5 mg/lb of pet's weight 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. 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.
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.
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.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Do not use Orbax in pets allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Orbax to pregnant or nursing pets. 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 pets 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.
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.
Give all of the medication your veterinarian has prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated.
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.