Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Marbofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. This medication has been prescribed to treat a bacterial infection in your dog. This medication should not be administered to small and medium breed dogs less than 8 months of age, large breed dogs less than 12 months of age and giant breed dogs less than 18 months of age.
How do I give this medication?
- Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
- Give this medication for as long as prescribed by your veterinarian, even if it appears the pet is feeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is all cleared up.
- DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed.
- DO NOT give the medicine more often than directed.
- Try not to miss giving any doses.
What if I miss giving a dose?
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.
How do I store this medicine?
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
- Store capsules and tablets in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
- Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
What are the potential side effects?
- Marbofloxacin may cause vomiting, diarrhea and a loss of appetite. If these symptoms persist and appear troublesome, contact your veterinarian.
- Marbofloxacin is not prescribed in young, growing animals since there is a risk of cartilage injury.
- Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Are there any possible drug interactions?
- Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving your pet.
- Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
- The following drugs can potentially interact with marbofloxacin: antacids, sucralfate, theophylline, probenecid, aminoglycosides, third generation cephalosporins, extended-spectrum penicillin, clindamycin, nitrofurantoin and cyclosporin.
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.