Orbax Oral Suspension is an orbifloxacin which comes in a new liquid formulation and is used for treating the bacterial infections in animals, especially cats. It is known for its ion-exchange and taste-making technology that ensures that the taste is not experienced by the cat. This allows for a better administration and an easy consumption of the dosage by the cats. It is used for a number of bacterial infections and the dosage levels for these different conditions are different too.
Orbax Oral Suspension – Dosage and Administration
The dosage levels depend not only on the size or weight of the cat but also depending on the severity of the condition faced. It depends on the infection and the intensity of the effect of this infection on the cat’s body that decides the dosage levels to be given. The host-defense mechanism, the integrity and the susceptibility of the cat are all taken into consideration. Even before the preparation of the Orbax Oral Suspension the susceptibility of the pathogenic organism should be checked. Tests should be done to check the effectiveness of this medication on the cat and if the test results are positive you can confidently give the medication.
The dosage levels for the initial use and other skin infections are as follows:
- Initial Use – Before the initial use you have to take out the solution with a syringe. That is, remove the cap of the Orbax Oral Suspension bottle, insert the syringe, invert the bottle and allow for the solution to flow into the syringe. After withdrawing the solution, close the cap and leave the adaptor in the bottle. Rinse the syringe thoroughly with water after every use. The initial dosage levels should be administered once a day.
- For Skin Infections – For treating skin infections in cats, the Orbax Oral Suspension should be given for 2 to 3 days up to a maximum of one month.
- For UTI – The Orbax Oral Suspension should be administered for 10 consecutive days for treating urinary tract infections in cats. The treatment should start taking effect soon, but if there is no difference seen within the first 5 days discontinue the treatment and consult your doctor for a reassessment.
Orbax Oral Suspension – Side Effects and Drug Reactions
There are no drug reactions or side effects reported against Orbax Oral Suspension. Although the increase of the dosage levels for some conditions have show to cause some side effects on cats. These are very rare cases. Here are some of the interactions you can watch on your cats to suffer from sometimes:
- Stomach disorders or upsets like vomiting and diarrhea.
- Problems like convulsions are also seen.
- Some cats suffer from mental disorders like depression or lethargy.
- Loss of appetite or being anorexic is a rare side effect faced by few cats who have consumed Orbax Oral Suspension.
The usage of Orbax Oral Suspension should not be combined with the use of any other medication which contains compounds like sucralfate, antacids and multivitamins and these acts as a hindrance to the absorption of quinolones which thereby leads to a lower product bioavailability. Also another thing you have to note is when the Orbax Oral Suspension is used along with fluoroquinolones; the dosage of theophylline should also be reduced. If you do not understand these technicalities ask your vet. This is the reason why you are asked to consult your doctor always before prescribing any medications to your cat.
Orbax Oral Suspension – Warnings
The warning of the Orbax Oral Suspension states the following:
- Cats that are hypersensitive and are allergic to quinolones should not use this product and it contains quinolones in it. There is a higher risk of experiencing side effects in this case.
- The Orbax Oral Suspension should not be kept in direct contact with sunlight and should be properly stored.
- Avoid eye contact. Even if by mistakenly it happens wash your eyes with water thoroughly for around 15 minutes.
- Avoid skin contact. Even if there is a dermal or skin contact, wash your skin with soap and water.
- Serious cases of side effects or drug reactions require immediate medical help.
- The right medication should be prescribed for the right condition otherwise the cats will be susceptible to drug-resistant animal pathogens.
- This medication is only for use to animals. It should not be tried on humans and should definitely be kept out of reach of children.
Originally posted 2015-04-05 07:46:03.