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Orbax is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue caused by susceptible organisms.

Benefits:

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.

 

Dosage & Administration: 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.

Directions:


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

Dosage:
Weight of Dogs/Cats (lbs) 5 10 20 30 40 50 60 90 120
No. of 22.7mg tablets 1/4 1/2 1 1 1/2 2 2 1/2
No. of 68mg tablets       1/2     1 1 1/2 2
Horses: X X

Storage: Store this product 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. 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: 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.

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 medications 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.

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.

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.