Orbax (orbifloxacin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used in cats and dogs to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Orbax requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
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.
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.
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. Store Orbax at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.