Zeniquin® (Marbofloxacin)

Name of the molecule :

Marbofloxacine

Drug description :

It is a large spectrum antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone family.

Indications :

Used for a variety of infections caused by certain types of bacteria in small animals.

Contraindications :

Do not use, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet has had a seizure or on small to medium breed dogs under 8 months of age, large breed dogs under 12 months of age, giant breed dogs under 18 months of age or cats under 12 months of age.

Side effects :

Marbofloxacine may cause abnormalities in the cartilage of young growing animals. It may also cause adverse effects on the digestive system, such as vomiting, loss of appetite, loose stool or diarrhea. It is possible to observe a decrease in activity. It may, on rare occasions cause liver toxicity, a lack in movement coordination, convulsions, depression or excitability in dogs. It is equally possible that it create the formation of crystals in the urine, but it is infrequent. If your pet presents any serious adverse effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Recommanded monitoring :

It is important to observe whether the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects.

Interactions with other medications : Do not use marbofloxacin, unless advised by a veterinarian, if your pet takes an antacid, another antibiotic cyclosporine, iron, flunixine, glyburide, methotrexate, nitrofurantoin, phenytoin, probenecid, a milk product, quinidine, sucralfate, theophylline, warfarin or zinc.

Storage :

Store at room temperature, excess heat and cold are to be avoided.

Warning :

As previously mentioned, this medication is an antibiotic. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*

Therefore, it is very important to administer it as prescribed and completely, because if you do not, you may be contributing to antibiotic resistance. In fact, even if your pet no longer presents clinical signs, some bacteria may remain and develop into another infection. Then your pet will have to take another antibiotic, because the bacteria will have become resistant to this one. Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet.