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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 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 Tablets are sold per tablet. Orbax is available as 22.7 mg and 68 mg Tablets and an oral suspension 30 mg/ml 20 ml bottle and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs (8+ months of age in small and medium breeds, 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
  • Oral suspension comes with dosing syringe for easy administration
  • Sold per tablet

How does Orbax work?

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 pets as well as with pregnant or nursing pets. 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 thing I should know about Orbax?

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 and an oral suspension 30 mg/ml 20 ml bottle. Orbax is not for use in pets allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs.

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 Orbax be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. The usual dose of Orbax Tablets for dogs and cats is 1.15-3.5 mg/lb of pet's weight every 24 hours. The usual dose of Orbax Oral Suspension for dogs is 1.1-3.4 mg/lb daily and 3.4 mg/lb for cats daily. 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.

What are the potential 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Orbax?

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 my pet on Orbax?

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 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.

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.

How to Use

Orbax 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 22.7 mg and 68 mg tablets and an oral suspension 30 mg/ml 20 ml bottle.
  • Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
  • For Orbax Oral Suspension, shake the bottle well before use, and follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed. For accurate dosing use the dosing syringe included with Orbax Oral Suspension.
  • This is an antibiotic which can have a wide dosing range depending on what the veterinarian feels is appropriate for your pet.  Factors including the age of the pet, kidney function, liver function, condition and health of your pet, and  other factors can contribute to the dose that is finally chosen after examining your pet.  Please consult your veterinarian to ensure the correct dose is being given.
Tip:

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

Orbax Dosage:

Orbax 22.7 mg Tablets Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
5 lbs 1/4 tablet daily
10 lbs 1/2 tablet daily
20 lbs 1 tablet daily
30 lbs 1 and 1/2 tablets daily
40 lbs 2 tablets daily
50-120 lbs 2 and 1/2 tablets daily
Orbax 68 mg Tablets Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
30-59 lbs 1/2 tablet daily
60-89 lbs 1 tablet daily
90-119 lbs 1 and 1/2 tablets daily
120+ lbs 2 tablets daily
Orbax Oral Suspension Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 3.4 mg/lb of body weight administered once daily.
Orbax 22.7 mg Tablets Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
5 lbs 1/4 tablet daily
10 lbs 1/2 tablet daily
20 lbs 1 tablet daily
30 lbs 1 and 1/2 tablets daily
40 lbs 2 tablets daily
50-120 lbs 2 and 1/2 tablets daily
Orbax 68 mg Tablets Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
30-59 lbs 1/2 tablet daily
60-89 lbs 1 tablet daily
90-119 lbs 1 and 1/2 tablets daily
120+ lbs 2 tablets daily
Orbax Oral Suspension Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights 1.1-3.4 mg/lb of body weight administered once daily.
Orbax Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

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

Ingredients

Orbax Ingredients:

Orbax 22.7 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Orbifloxacin 22.7 mg
Orbax 68 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Orbifloxacin 68 mg
Orbax Oral Suspension 30 mg/ml 20 ml Bottle
Active Ingredient (per ml) Amount
Orbifloxacin 30 mg/ml
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