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Baytril is a synthetic, broad spectrum antibiotic used in dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and other animals. For use in dogs and cats it is normally supplied as Baytril flavour tablets. Baytril can be used in a wide variety of other animals, and for these Baytril Oral Solution is normally best. Baytril has been used very widely in rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, as well as many species of bird and reptile. The solution can be added to drinking water, or placed directly in the mouth. If it is placed in drinking water, it should not be in a metal dispenser if possible as this may denature it chemically and reduce its effectiveness. Baytril is also available as an injection or in a doser for use in piglets. Baytril treats a wide variety of bacterial infections of the alimentary, respiratory and urogenital tracts and skin. Where possible the veterinary surgeon should perform sensitivity testing of the bacteria involved before deciding if Baytril is appropriate.
Baytril should not be used in young growing animals as it can have an adverse effect on the cartilage in joints. Overdosing cats can cause eye damage so accurate dosing is important. The usual dose rate is 5mg/kg bodyweight. For full datasheet information of each product, click on its description above.
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Baytril Flavour Tablets 15 mg are light brown to brown, slightly marbled, round, planar, tablets containing 15 mg enrofloxacin and 6 mg artificial beef flavour irradiated for oral administration to dogs and cats.
Baytril Flavour Tablets 50 mg and 150 mg are light brown to brown, slightly marbled, round, curved, scored, tablets containing 50 mg or 150 mg enrofloxacin and 12 mg or 42 mg artificial beef flavour irradiated respectively for oral administration to dogs.
Baytril Flavour Tablets 15 mg
The product is for use in dogs and cats in the treatment of bacterial infections of the alimentary, respiratory and urogenital tracts, skin, secondary wound infections and otitis externa where clinical experience, supported where possible by sensitivity testing of the causal organism, indicates enrofloxacin as the drug of choice.
Baytril Flavour Tablets 50 mg and 150 mg
The product is for use in dogs in the treatment of bacterial infections of the alimentary, respiratory and urogenital tracts, skin, secondary wound infections and otitis externa where clinical experience, supported where possible by sensitivity testing of the causal organism, indicates enrofloxacin as the drug of choice.
The dosage rate of enrofloxacin is 5 mg/kg given orally once daily or as a divided dose twice daily for 3 to 10 days with or without food. Treatment may be initiated with Baytril 5% Injection or Baytril 2.5% Injection and maintained with Baytril Flavour Tablets.
The daily dose is achieved as follows:
Cats and small dogs: 1 Baytril Flavour Tablet 15 mg per 3 kg bodyweight
Medium dogs: 1 tablet Baytril Flavour Tablets 50 mg per 10 kg bodyweight
Large dogs: 1 tablet Baytril Flavour Tablets 150 mg per 30 kg bodyweight
The product may be used safely in pregnant and lactating animals.
Baytril Flavour Tablets should not be used for prophylaxis.
Not for use in dogs less than 1 year of age or in exceptionally large breeds of dog with a longer growth period under 18 months of age, as articular cartilage may be affected during the period of rapid growth.
Not recommended for use in cats less than 8 weeks of age.
Do not exceed the recommended dose. In accidental overdose, vomiting, diarrhoea, and CNS/behavioural changes may occur. There is no antidote and treatment should be symptomatic.
Cats: Retinotoxic effects including blindness can occur when the recommended dose is exceeded.
In target animal studies, cats have been shown to suffer ocular damage after receiving doses of more than 15 mg/kg once daily for 21 consecutive days. Doses of 30 mg/kg given once daily for 21 consecutive days have been shown to cause irreversible ocular damage. At 50 mg/kg given once daily for 21 consecutive days, blindness can occur.
Dogs: In dogs enrofloxacin may affect articular cartilage during the period of rapid growth.
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in a dry place.
Shelf-life as packaged for sale: 5 years
Enrofloxacin is a synthetic, broad spectrum antimicrobial substance, belonging to the fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics. ATC Vet Code: QJ01MA90.
Enrofloxacin is bactericidal in action with activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria and mycoplasmas. The mechanism of action of the quinolones is unique among antimicrobials – they act primarily to inhibit bacterial DNA gyrase, an enzyme responsible for controlling the supercoiling of bacterial DNA during replication. Resealing of the double standard helix is inhibited resulting in irreversible degradation of the chromosomal DNA. The fluoroquinolones also possess activity against bacteria in the stationary phase by an alteration of the permeability of the outer membrane phospholipid cell wall.
The pharmacokinetics of enrofloxacin are such that oral and parenteral administration lead to similar serum levels. Enrofloxacin possesses a high distribution volume. Tissue levels 2–3 times higher than that found in the serum have been demonstrated in laboratory animals and target species. Organs in which high levels can be expected are the lungs, liver, kidney, skin, bone, and lymphatic system. Enrofloxacin also distributes into the cerebrospinal fluid, the aqueous humour, and the foetus in pregnant animals.
Baytril Flavour Tablets 15mg: Silver or white coloured aluminium foil blister or plastic coated aluminium blister strips of 10 light brown unmarked tablets supplied in dispensing cartons containing 100 tablets.
Baytril Flavour Tablets 50 mg and 150 mg: Silver or white coloured aluminium foil blister or plastic coated aluminium blister strips of 10 light brown to brown, scored tablets supplied in dispensing cartons containing 100 tablets.
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