Enrofloxacin is a custom-made drug; it is classified in the family of antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones. The primary use of enrofloxacin is in veterinary medicine for the treatment of bacterial infections. Enrofloxacin is effective against select bacterial infections because it prevents or reduces DNA synthesis within cells, which in turn kills cells and stops or slows the infection.
Enrofloxacin can be delivered in many forms such as tablets, suspensions, capsules, creams, gels, solutions, and injectables, all of which your compounding pharmacist can tailor-make for your pet or domestic animal's needs. Consult with your veterinarian for specific directions on usage and duration of course.
Enrofloxacin may cause loose stools or diarrhea. While it is rare, seizures are possible so seek treatment right away if your animal experiences a seizure. Monitor your animals while on this medication and contact your veterinarian if any side effects are concerning, lingering/persisting, or getting worse in any way. Your compounding pharmacist can answer questions you may have during your animal's course of medication.
Enrofloxacin is contraindicated for animals that have an allergy to any drugs of the same class.
Discuss with your veterinarian if your animal has a history of liver or kidney issues, as well as seizures.
Enrofloxacin may negatively interact with other drugs; be sure to disclose all drugs, medications, and supplements that you are giving your animal or have given in the recent past.
Extreme caution should be used if administering to very young animals; consult with your veterinarian on minimum age requirements for animals.
Do not mix this drug with dairy products or allow your animals to ingest dairy products while taking this drug. Calcium within the dairy products could possibly weaken the drug's potency.
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