Marboxidin Chewable Tablets 80mg.
Marboxidin 5mg is recommended for dogs and cats whereas Marboxidin 20mg and 80mg are recommended for dogs only.
Marbofloxacin is indicated in the treatment of:
- skin and soft tissue infections (skinfold pyoderma, impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis, cellulitis) caused by strains of microorganisms susceptible to marbofloxacin;
- urinary tract infections (UTI) associated or not with prostatitis or epididymitis caused by strains of microorganisms susceptible to marbofloxacin;
- respiratory tract infections caused by strains of microorganisms susceptible to marbofloxacin.
Marbofloxacin is indicated in the treatment of:
- skin and soft tissue infections (wounds, abscesses, phlegmons);
- upper respiratory tract infections caused by strains of microorganisms susceptible to marbofloxacin.
Dosage and administration:
For oral administration.
The recommended dose rate is 2 mg/kg body weight/day in single daily administration ie:
- 1 tablet of Marboxidin 5mg for 2.5 kg BW (dogs and cats)
- or 1 tablet of Marboxidin 20mg for 10kg BW (dogs)
- or 1 tablet Marboxidin 80mg for 40 kg BW (dogs)
To ensure a correct dosage body weight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid underdosing. Half of tablets can be administered.
In skin and soft tissue infections, treatment duration is at least 5 days. In superficial and severe pyoderma, treatment duration is at least 10 and 20 days, respectively. Depending on the course of the disease, it may be extended up to 40 days. In urinary tract infections, treatment duration is at least 10 days. Depending on the course of the disease, it may be extended up to 28 days.
In respiratory infections, treatment duration is at least 7 days and depending on the course of the disease, it may be extended up to 21 days.
For skin and soft tissue infections (wounds, abscesses, phlegmons) treatment duration is 3 to 5 days.
For upper respiratory infections treatment duration is 5 days.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc:
Do not use in dogs aged less than 12 months, or less than 18 months for exceptionally large breeds of dogs, such as Great Danes, Briard, Bernese, Bouvier and Mastiffs, with a longer growth period. Not recommended for use in cats aged less than 16 weeks.
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to marbofloxacin or other (fluoro)quinolones.
Special warnings for each target species:
A low urinary pH could have an inhibitory effect on the activity of marbofloxacin.
Special precautions for use in animals:
The fluoroquinolones have been shown to induce erosion of articular cartilage in juvenile dogs and care should be taken to dose accurately especially in young animals.
The fluoroquinolones at high doses may have an epileptogenic potential. Cautious use is recommended in dogs and cats diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy.
Official and local antimicrobial policies should be taken into account when the product is used.
Fluoroquinolones should be reserved for the treatment of clinical conditions which have responded poorly, or are expected to respond poorly to other classes of antimicrobials. Whenever possible, use of fluoroquinolones should be based on susceptibility testing. Use of the product deviating from the instructions given in the SPC may increase the prevalence of bacteria resistant to the fluoroquinolones and may increase effectiveness of treatment with other quinolones due to the potential for cross-resistance.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
People with known hypersensitivity to (fluoro)quinolones should avoid using this product. In case of accidental ingestion seek medical attention and show product label and/or package leaflet to the doctor. Wash hands after use.
Mild side effects such as vomiting, softening of faeces, modification of thirst or transient increase in activity may occasionally occur. These signs cease spontaneously after treatment and do not necessitate cessation of treatment.
Hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions may occur in treated animals. In this case, the treatment should be withdrawn.
Use during pregnancy and lactation:
Studies in laboratory animals (rats, rabbits) showed no teratogenicity, embryotoxicity and maternotoxicity with marbofloxacin at therapeutic doses.
The safety of marbofloxacin has not been assessed in pregnant and lactating cats and dogs. Use only according to the benefit/risk assessment by the responsible veterinarian in pregnant and lactating animals.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
Fluoroquinolones are known to interact with orally administered cations (Aluminium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron). In such cases, the bioavailability may be reduced.
The dose of theophylline should be reduced when used simultaneously, as fluoroquinolones may increase its concentration.
Overdosage may cause acute signs in the form of neurological disorders, which should be treated symptomatically. Signs as salivation and vomiting, weight loss and decreased activity may occur.
Shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging: 2 days. Return any halved tablet to the opened blister pack and use within 2 days. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Box containing 1 blister strip 14 tablets (Marboxidin 5mg and 20mg).
Box containing 1 blister strip 7 tablets (Marboxidin 80mg
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