Zeniquin is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibacterial. It’s indicated for the treatment of infections associated with bacteria susceptible to marbofloxacin.
Cats (over 12 months of age)
Dogs (small and medium breeds over 8 months of age, large breeds over 12 months of age and giant breeds over 18 months of age)
How it works: Zeniquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that works by inhibiting bacterial DNA replication.
Cautions: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has seizures or other central nervous system disorders, or if your pet is breeding, pregnant, or lactating. Do not give Zeniquin to pets that may be allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Zeniquin within two hours of administering Carafate (sucralfate), antacids, or foods and vitamin/mineral products containing iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or zinc.
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. The usual dose of Zeniquin for dogs and cats is 1.25mg per pound given once a day, but the dosage may be increased to 2.5mg per pound. Treatment should continue for a maximum of 30 days; however, if there is no improvement after 5 days, your pet should be reevaluated. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Zeniquin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Tip: Zeniquin should not be used in cats younger than 12 months of age or dogs during their rapid growth phase which can vary from 8-18 months based on the breed (small and medium breeds up to 8 months of age, large breeds up to 12 months of age and giant breeds up to 18 months of age).
Possible side effects of Zeniquin: 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 the pet.
If you 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.
If you overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration, excessive salivation, tremors, reddened skin, or facial swelling.
What should I avoid while giving Zeniquin: Do not give Zeniquin to animals allergic to it or other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Do not give Zeniquin within 2 hours of administering Carafate (sucralfate), or other antacids or foods and supplements containing iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
What other drugs will affect Zeniquin: Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Zeniquin. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications.