Antirobe Caps are a highly effective antibiotic used to treat soft tissue infections (infected wounds and abscesses), dental infections (infected mouth cavity), and bone infections (osteomyelitis) in cats and dogs. This particular medication is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for pets. Antirobe Caps work by penetrating the source of the bacterial infection and suppressing further protein synthesis and growth.
This medication is available in easy to administer capsules that can be obtained with a prescription from your pet's veterinarian. The typical dosage for Antirobe Caps is 5.5 mg/kg once a day, or 11 mg/kg twice a day, for seven to ten days. Results can be seen in as little as fifteen minutes after the administered dosage. Your pet's symptoms may get better before the length of the prescription, but it is important to complete the medication as directed by your veterinarian.
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Antirobe Dosage and Administration
Dogs: Infected Wounds, Abscesses, and Dental Infections
Oral: 2.5-15.0 mg/lb body weight every 12 hours.
Duration: Treatment with Antirobe products may be continued up to a maximum of 28 days if clinical judgment indicates. Treatment of acute infections should not be continued for more than three or four days if no response to therapy is seen.
Oral: 5.0-15.0 mg/lb body weight every 12 hours.
Duration: Treatment with Antirobe is recommended for a minimum of 28 days. Treatment should not be continued for longer than 28 days if no response to therapy is seen.
Cats: Infected Wounds, Abscesses, and Dental Infections
5.0 - 15.0 mg/lb body weight once every 24 hours depending on the severity of the condition.
Duration: Treatment with Antirobe AQUADROPS Liquid may be continued up to a maximum of 14 days if clinical judgment indicates. Treatment of acute infections should not be continued for more than three to four days if no clinical response to therapy is seen.
Dosage Schedule: Antirobe AQUADROPS, to provide 5.0 mg/lb, administer 1 mL/5 lbs body weight once every 24 hours; to provide 15.0 mg/lb, administer 3 mL/5 lbs body weight once every 24 hours
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Antirobe to my pet? Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease, colitis, asthma, eczema, or allergic skin reaction. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Prior to any surgery on your pet, let your veterinarian know if your pet is still taking Antirobe.
What are the potential side effects of Antirobe? If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Antirobe and seek emergency veterinary medical help: an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop the medication and talk to your veterinarian if any of these side effects occur: diarrhea that is watery or bloody, fever, chills, body aches, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, urinating less than usual or not at all, fever, headache, or blistering or peeling of the skin. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that is unusual or especially bothersome to your pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Antirobe? Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Antirobe? Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you think you have given your pet too much of this medication. Symptoms of Antirobe overdose may include vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, depression, behavior changes, or seizure.
What should I avoid while giving Antirobe to my pet? Avoid giving your pet other medications along with Antirobe unless your veterinarian has approved. Tell your veterinarian about all prescription and over-the-counter medications you give your pet including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.