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Marbofloxacin

Marbofloxacin is a custom pharmacy drug classified in the family of drugs known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Marbofloxacin is used in veterinary medicine to primarily treat cat and dog infections. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics work by deactivating DNA gyrase, which promotes the death of bacterial cells.

HOW TO USE:

Marbofloxacin will be given in an appropriate form for your pet's needs. Consult with your veterinarian for specific information on dosage. Administer this drug to your pet for as long as you are instructed and complete the entire course regardless of whether your pet seems to be feeling better or not. Stopping short on the entire medication course could possibly allow the infection to rebound. Never give your pet more than is directed by your veterinarian.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

While on marbofloxacin, your pet may experience some side effects. Hopefully all side effects will be mild, but if any seem severe or prolonged, contact your veterinarian or animal hospital at once. Some possible side effects are listed below.

  • Decreased Activity
  • Vomiting
  • Low Appetite
  • No Appetite
  • Diarrhea

Severe Side Effects:

While rare, it is possible for your pet to experience more severe side effects. If you think your pet is experiencing anything severe, bring your pet to the veterinarian or animal hospital immediately. Some possible severe side effects are listed below.

  • Low Mood or Seeming to be Depressed
  • Behavioral Changes
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Do not administer marbofloxacin to your pet until given the go-ahead by your pet's veterinarian.

Do not administer marbofloxacin to young animals that are still growing as they could experience cartilage damage if given marbofloxacin. Consult with your veterinarian for other treatment options if your pet is still growing.

Marbofloxacin may negatively interact with some other drugs. Be sure to inform your veterinarian about all drugs and supplements your pet is being given. A partial list of some of the drugs that may cause a potentially dangerous drug interaction is provided below.

  • Clindamycin
  • Probenecid
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Cyclosporin
  • Theophylline
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Some Cephalosporins
  • Extended-Spectrum Penicillin
  • Antacids
  • Sucralfate

Consult with your veterinarian for an overview of possible drug interactions and contraindications.

WARNING: High doses of this drug could lead to blindness in cats. Use with caution and follow your veterinarian's instructions on dosing precisely.

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