Antirobe (clindamycin hydrochloride) Antibiotic for Pets
Antirobe is a brand name oral antibiotic prescribed for a range of bacterial infections in cats and dogs. Veterinarians use this powerful antibiotic to treat abscesses, infected wounds and dental infections caused by bacteria including Staphylococcus spp. and Streptococcus spp.
- Treats bacterial infections of the skin, soft tissue, and bone
- Effective for treating dental and oral infections
- For cats and dogs
- Capsule and liquid formulas available
If your dog or cat has a serious infection in her mouth, soft tissue, skin, bone or near the bone, your pet's veterinarian may prescribe Antirobe. This powerful medication contains the antibiotic clindamycin, which is highly effective against a range of susceptible bacteria that cause infection including Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp. and Clostridium perfringens. The medication works by penetrating the bacteria and halting the process that allows it to grow and reproduce. Antirobe is very effective against soft tissue infections and also useful for treating mouth infections including gingivitis and periodontitis. Antirobe is available in capsule or liquid formulation. Talk to your pet's veterinarian about possible side effects and dosing procedures. Have a question about Antirobe? Click on the “Ask a Question” tab above.
What you should know about Antirobe:
- Talk to your pet's veterinarian before using this product.
- Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
- Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.
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my vet prescribed my 10lb cat 75mg capsules daily. Is this too much? She is 12yr. old and is prone to seizures so I am concerned. She has been taking herbals most of her life to keep them under control.She was prescribed antirobe for gingivitis accompanied by a chronic cough that she`s had for months.She`s been on antirobe for 5 days and has thrown up a few times starting today.?
Antirobe is an antibiotic that is indicated for a number of feline infections. The recommended dosage for skin and dental infections is 11-33 mg/kg once a day. If your pet weighs 10 lbs, this is equal to 4.5 kg. Therefore, an appropriate dose could range from 50 mg/day to 148.5 mg/day. The dose that is chosen in this range is selected by the veterinarian based on your pet's personal condition and health. Vomiting has been reported with Antirobe and may be prevented by administering the medication with meals. If you feel that your pet's condition is worsening, please contact her veterinarian. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer