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Orbax Oral Suspension for Dogs & Cats, 30 mg/mL, 20-mL

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Description

Orbax (orbifloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of diseases in dogs and cats associated with bacteria susceptible to orbifloxacin. It comes in an oral suspension, so you can easily disguise it in your pet’s favorite wet food or feed directly. It's also available in an easy-to-feed tablet.

Uses

Orbax Oral Suspension is indicated for the treatment of urinary tract infections (cystitis) in dogs. This medication is also indicated for skin and soft tissue infections (wounds and abscesses) in dogs and cats.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects that usually are not serious include:

  • Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, reduced appetite.

You don’t have to be overly concerned if you see any of these effects unless they are severe, worsen, or continue to be a problem. Contact your veterinarian if this happens.

Side effects that may be serious or indicate a serious problem:

  • Trouble walking (or other joint effects), especially in young or growing animals.

  • Stimulation (eg, overly excited) or seizures (rare), especially in animals with liver or kidney problems.

  • Blindness in cats can be caused by large doses.

  • Fever, rashes, or trouble breathing may indicate an allergy to the drug.

  • Decreased or lack of an appetite, especially in cats.

If you see any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Drug & Food Interactions

Orbifloxacin is contraindicated in young pets during the rapid growth phase (between two and eight months of age in small and medium-sized breeds, and up to 18 months of age in large and giant breeds). Orbifloxacin is contraindicated in pets known to be hypersensitive to antibiotics.

Precautions

Prescribing antibacterial drugs in the absence of a proven or strongly suspected bacterial infection is unlikely to provide benefit to treated pets and may increase the risk of the development of drug-resistant animal pathogens. Administer this medication with caution in the presence of hepatic insufficiency/impairment. Please refer to the pet side of the package insert for Precautions related specifically to pets. This medication should be used with caution in pets with known or suspected central nervous system (CNS) disorders. In such pets, this medication has, in rare instances, been associated with CNS stimulation, which may lead to convulsive seizures. This medication has been shown to produce erosions of cartilage of weight-bearing joints and other signs of joint diseases in young pets of various species. Please consult your veterinarian before using in pets used for breeding or that are pregnant and/or lactating.

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Also available in a tablet form.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146078
  • Generic Name
    Orbifloxacin
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Orbax
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Brand
    Merck
  • Product Form
    Suspension
  • Health Condition
    Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Skin Infections, Wounds
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic
Ingredients
Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Orbifloxacin.

Inactive Ingredients: Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Consult your veterinarian for proper dosing instructions.

Storage Instructions

Store between 36° - 77°F. Orbax Oral Suspension does not require refrigeration. Shake well before use. Store upright.

FAQ

What is Orbax?

Orbax is 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.

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. If condition does not improve or worsens after beginning treatment, please consult your veterinarian.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

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    This item was half the price that the Vet's office was charging. The only drawback is that the top of the bottle that distributes the medication into the dropper was missing. Luckily I had one from previous bottle that I was able to use. Next time I would ask to make sure that one is supplied, otherwise the medication would not be able to be used with the dropper.

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    Arrived late

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    Like the Orabax but it arrived a day late. Orabax is a good medication.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    helped in a crisis

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    I could not obtain this drug that the Vet recommended from any other place than Chewy. A life saver.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Help for Ms. Callie

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    I like having this oral medication to give a sick cat. Glad that Chewy carries it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

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    Liquids are easier to to give to a cat than pills and my younger cat likes the taste and takes it happily. It could only be better if it were less expensive.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very effective

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    I use this product for my kitty that has recurring stomatitis. He has a flare up on the average of every 60 days. This makes him feel well enough to eat within two days.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Rx delivery

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    This medication worked well for my cat. Easy to dose plus no refridgeration needed. Quick delivery; super helpful staff; great customer service!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Well Tolerated

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    I have used this many times over the years for my cats urinary infections. It works extremely well but what I like the most about it is it is very well tolerated.I have not noticed any side effects ever and cats do not mind the taste of the liquid. It has a taste masking ingredient It is also very easy to dose with the syringe that comes with it. We once had to keep him on it for over 60 days and still no side effects. My cat is very medicine sensitive and this is the only drug I feel comfortable with. Always be sure to double-check the dosage and always double-check that it's once a day medicine. Yes it is expensive compared to others but I feel safe with it, however remember every cat is different I have used this many times over the years for my cats urinary infections. It works extremely well but what I like the most about it is it is very well tolerated.I have not noticed any side effects ever and cats do not mind the taste of the liquid. It has a taste masking ingredient It is also very easy to dose with the syringe that comes with it. We once had to keep him on it for over 60 days and still no side effects. My cat is very medicine sensitive and this is the only drug I feel comfortable with. Always be sure to double-check the dosage and always double-check that it's once a day medicine. Yes it is expensive compared to others but I feel safe with it, however remember every cat is different this is just my experience. Please always ask your vet never self-medicate your cat … more

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    My kitty stopped vomitting

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    My kitty was vomiting from her bartenella etc. After day 3 i noticed she stopped vomitting.

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