What is Orbax? an oral medication that treats bacterial infections What are the benefits of Orbax? Absorbs rapidly into the body Once a day medication No reported side effects. Easy to administer Formulated for: Orbax can be given to dogs and cats over the 8 months of age in small and medium breeds and 18 months of age in large and giant breeds How is this medication given? Orally Provide plenty of fresh water for your pet to drink. How does this medication work? It works by blocking the bacteria's ability to make DNA, resulting in death of the bacteria. What results can I expect? Orbax is well absorbed from the intestinal tract and is carried by the bloodstream to many tissues of the body where it kills susceptible bacteria. To be effective, Orbax must be given multiple days in a row. br> If condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment, please consult your veterinarian What form(s) does Orbax come in? oral suspension Generic Name: Orbifloxacin Common Brand Name: Orbax Dose and Administration: Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Use all of the medication prescribed, even if your pet appears well. If the entire course of treatment is not given, the infection may recur or worsen. Do not stop this medication or change your pet™s dosage without consulting with your veterinarian. If a dose is missed, 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. Only give Orbax to the pet it has been prescribed for. Possible Side Effects: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment if there is an overdose. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Drug and Food Interactions: If possible, it should NOT be given with food or supplements. br> Do not give within two hours of giving dairy products. Do not give Orbax within 2 hours of having given antacids or sucralfate. Do not give Orbax with vitamin or mineral products. Orbax may cause seizures and should be used with caution in animals with central nervous system disorders. Precautions: Before giving Orbax, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given phenytoin, Theophylline, probenecid, or NSAIDs such as aspirin and Rimadyl. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications. Storage: Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Orbax. Size: 68 mg.
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