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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 is sold per tablet 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
  • 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. 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 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.

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

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

Ingredients

Orbax Ingredients:

Orbax 22.7 mg:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Orbifloxacin
22.7 mg
Orbax 68 mg:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Orbifloxacin
68 mg
Customer Reviews
Orbax is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Orbax works great two days to stop my cat from chronic sneezing It is a wonderful product I have used it before with the same results If you have a cat that continually sneezes and snots Please try this, it really works
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Antibiotic Just a few doses and my lethargic wheezing and sneezing cat was up and running about again.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD FOR ALL INFECTIONS this is great for ear, bladder and upper resp. problems in my cat.
Date published: 2008-10-31
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Q&A

Can this 20ml drops be used as an antibiotic for my healthy cats eyes started with lite mucus coming out of one eye just started 2 days ago?

Asked by: Babs58
Speak with your veterinarian before giving your cat an antibiotic. Not all antibiotics work the same and they are not all active against the same bacteria. Your veterinarian would be able to determine if your cat has an infection, and which antiobiotic would work best for them.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-09-30

I dont have a prescription, how can i get this?

Asked by: Anonymous
I got hold of a rescue shelter that I know and they have contact with a vet they always use. She asked the vet if he would approve the prescription so it was ordered through the shelter I could have gone to a vet and asked for it but this cat panics when taken anywhere
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-04-07

I just read not to give Orbax oral suspension with food. The Vet didn't say not to give with food. My 5 lb kitten has been on this 5 days with food.

can I continue giving Orbax without food in the hopes she does ok? she still has 5 days to go. I'm giving .75ml once daily.
Asked by: Anonymous
Orbax is best absorbed on an empty stomach to ensure therapeutic levels. Try to give the remaining amount on an empty stomach to ensure optimal absorption. Contact your veterinarian clinic to see if they would like to examine your pet again to make sure the infection has cleared up completely.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-04-22

Do you have liquid Orbax for cats?

My cat is taking liquid orbax for his UTI. If it works good, I would like to get the med from you if/when he would need it again. Do you sell it in liquid form and what would be the price? Example...1.6ML per day until gone. 20ML bottle. Thank-you
Asked by: Anonymous
Orbax is available in an oral suspension which we do not carry. It's possible other pet pharmacies stock the suspension.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-10-22

I have a 12.5 pound 15 year old farm cat with a UTI. What dosage of Orbax should I use?

Asked by: Anonymous
5 mg per 1 kg of body weight for cats. If your cat is 15 pounds then he weighs 6.8 kg. 5 mg x 6.8 kg = 34 mg of orbax once per day for at least 10 days.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

Orbax must be given on an empty stomach, but if my dog will only swallow the pills with a piece of deli what should I do? Is it dangerous?

Asked by: Anonymous
Try touching all sides of the tablet to your dog's favorite solid food - cheese or the like. They smell food much better than they see it.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-10-22

can orbax cause a cat to sneeze?

Asked by: Anonymous
This is not a common side effect of Orbax. Its possible that your pet may be sensitive to one of the components that make up the tablet. For example, tablets have binding and disintegrating agents that are added in the manufacturing process, also certain dyes that give the tablet its color. The sneezing could be totally unrelated to the medication and may be caused by something your pet came in contact with.You should ask your veterinarian if he/she is aware of this occuring.Thanks for your question.
Answered by: Marty Pharm D Rph
Date published: 2013-10-22

See prev question: But if we miss only 3-4 days in giving med, then can we start back when we return?

Asked by: Anonymous
No. Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22
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