Orbax For Dogs: Antibiotic Medication

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Read on to learn about Orbax for dogs, the correct dosage, side effects, safety guidelines and more.

Orbifloxacin, the active ingredient in Orbax for dogs, is an fluroquinolone-type antibiotic medication. Like other fluroquinolone antibiotics such as Baytril, it has a wide spectrum of efficacy and can be used to fight both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Orbax dosage for dogs

The typical dosage of orbifloxacin for dogs is 1.15 to 3.5 mg/lb body weight administered once every 24 hours (once a day). This dosage may vary depending on the severity of your pet’s infection. You will need to visit your vet prior to use as Orbax is a prescription-only medication. Do not administer this drug alongside food.

Is Orbax safe for dogs?

Orbax is generally safe for use in dogs and is FDA approved, but it may cause problems in dogs with allergies to fluroquinolone antibiotics. Always see the vet prior to using orbifloxacin.

Safety precautions

  • Avoid use in dogs with known allergies to fluroquinolone antibiotics
  • Avoid administering Orbax to your dog within 2 hours before or after meals
  • Always provide your pet with plenty of water during treatment
  • Avoid use in pregnant or nursing dogs, and dogs still in the growing phase
  • Notify the vet of all medical conditions your dog suffers from
  • Notify the vet of all other medication your dog is taking

You should avoid giving Orbax to dogs with known allergies to fluroquinolone and speak to your vet about alternatives. Remember to always seek veterinary approval and advice prior to using this drug and monitor your pet closely the day following the first dose. Orbax may interact with other medicine and cause seizures in prone dogs.

Uses of Orbax for dogs

Orbax is a wide spectrum antibiotic useful for treating:

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Orbax use in dogs

Typical side effects of Orbax use in dogs includes vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizziness and fatigue. Orbax may also cause seizures and other CNS-related problems in dogs prone to these conditions.

If your pet suffers an allergic reaction or any other severe side effects you should seek immediate veterinary attention.

Baytril for dogs: wide spectrum antibiotic
Doxycycline for dogs with general bacterial infections