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What is Antirobe?

Antirobe (clindamycin) is used to treat soft tissue, dental, and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Antirobe requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per capsule.

NOTE: Antirobe is also available in liquid form as Antirobe Aquadrops.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • A highly effective antibiotic
  • Treats skin and soft tissue infections, and peritonitis
  • Good for treating periodontal disease

How does Antirobe work?

Antirobe penetrates to the source of the bacterial infection. It inhibits bacteria by suppressing protein synthesis and growth.

Cautions:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Brand Name:

Antirobe (Zoetis), Antirobe Aquadrops (Zoetis), Cleocin (Pharmacia)

Generic Name:

Clindamycin (klin-da-my'-sin)

What is the most important information I should know about Antirobe?

Antirobe is FDA-approved for use in dogs only; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use Antirobe in cats. Antirobe is a prescription medication available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg capsules and 25 mg/ml drops as Antirobe Aquadrops. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

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.

How should Antirobe be given?

Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Periodic blood testing will be necessary. Kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. The usual dose for dogs is 2.5-15 mg/lb every 12 hours, and should be discontinued if no response is seen within 3-4 days. For osteomyelitis in dogs, treatment should be continued for a minimum of 28 days. The usual dose in cats is 5-15 mg/lb every 24 hours for a maximum duration of 14 days. Discontinue if no response is seen within 3-4 days. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.

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.

What other drugs will affect Antirobe?

Do not use this medication if your pet is allergic to Antirobe or lincomycin (Bactramycin, L-Mycin, Lincocin). Do not give Antirobe together with erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, and others). There may be other drugs that can affect Antirobe.

Antirobe Directions:

  • Antirobe capsules are used in the treatment of serious infections such as soft tissue infections, dental infections, and bone infections.
  • Give this medication the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated.
  • Discontinue if no response is seen within 3-4 days.
  • For osteomyelitis in dogs, treatment should be continued for a minimum of 28 days.
Tip:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Antirobe Dosage:

Antirobe Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose for cats is 5-15 mg/lb once every 24 hours for a maximum of 14 days.
Antirobe Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose for dogs is 2.5-15 mg/lb every 12 hours for a maximum of 28 days.
Antirobe Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Antirobe should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Antirobe Ingredients:

Antirobe 25 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 25 mg
Antirobe 75 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 75 mg
Antirobe 150 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 150 mg

What is Antirobe?

Antirobe (clindamycin) is used to treat soft tissue, dental, and bone infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. Antirobe requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per capsule.

NOTE: Antirobe is also available in liquid form as Antirobe Aquadrops.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • A highly effective antibiotic
  • Treats skin and soft tissue infections, and peritonitis
  • Good for treating periodontal disease

How does Antirobe work?

Antirobe penetrates to the source of the bacterial infection. It inhibits bacteria by suppressing protein synthesis and growth.

Cautions:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Brand Name:

Antirobe (Zoetis), Antirobe Aquadrops (Zoetis), Cleocin (Pharmacia)

Generic Name:

Clindamycin (klin-da-my'-sin)

What is the most important information I should know about Antirobe?

Antirobe is FDA-approved for use in dogs only; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use Antirobe in cats. Antirobe is a prescription medication available as 25 mg, 75 mg, and 150 mg capsules and 25 mg/ml drops as Antirobe Aquadrops. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

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.

How should Antirobe be given?

Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated. Periodic blood testing will be necessary. Kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. The usual dose for dogs is 2.5-15 mg/lb every 12 hours, and should be discontinued if no response is seen within 3-4 days. For osteomyelitis in dogs, treatment should be continued for a minimum of 28 days. The usual dose in cats is 5-15 mg/lb every 24 hours for a maximum duration of 14 days. Discontinue if no response is seen within 3-4 days. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.

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.

What other drugs will affect Antirobe?

Do not use this medication if your pet is allergic to Antirobe or lincomycin (Bactramycin, L-Mycin, Lincocin). Do not give Antirobe together with erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, and others). There may be other drugs that can affect Antirobe.

Antirobe Directions:

  • Antirobe capsules are used in the treatment of serious infections such as soft tissue infections, dental infections, and bone infections.
  • Give this medication the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may get better before the infection is fully treated.
  • Discontinue if no response is seen within 3-4 days.
  • For osteomyelitis in dogs, treatment should be continued for a minimum of 28 days.
Tip:

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. If the diarrhea is watery or has blood in it, call your veterinarian. Do not use any medication to stop the diarrhea unless your veterinarian has told you to do so.

Antirobe Dosage:

Antirobe Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose for cats is 5-15 mg/lb once every 24 hours for a maximum of 14 days.
Antirobe Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose for dogs is 2.5-15 mg/lb every 12 hours for a maximum of 28 days.
Antirobe Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Antirobe should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Antirobe Ingredients:

Antirobe 25 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 25 mg
Antirobe 75 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 75 mg
Antirobe 150 mg Capsules
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Clindamycin Hydrochloride 150 mg
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