What are Baytril tablets used for?
Enrofloxacin (brand name: Baytril®) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Its use in dogs to treat certain specific infections and its use in small mammals, birds, and reptiles is ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’.
What Bacteria Does Baytril kill?
Enrofloxacin (Baytril) is an antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in pets. It is effective against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterias. Previously, Pseudomonas and Staphylococcus bacterias were very difficult to treat, but Enrofloxacin proves effective against them.
How long should Baytril be given?
Generally, administration of Baytril Tablets should continue for at least 2-3 days beyond cessation of clinical signs. For severe and/or complicated infections, more prolonged therapy, up to 30 days, may be required.
Is Baytril safe for dogs?
Baytril® (brand of enrofloxacin) Antibacterial Tablets are indicated for the management of diseases associated with bacteria susceptible to enrofloxacin. Baytril Antibacterial Tablets are indicated for use in dogs and cats.
What bacteria does enrofloxacin treat?
Enrofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug. It is bactericidal with a broad spectrum of activity. Its mechanism of action inhibits DNA gyrase, thus inhibiting both DNA and RNA synthesis. Sensitive bacteria include Staphylococcus, Escherichia coli, Proteus, Klebsiella, and Pasteurella.
Is enrofloxacin the same as ciprofloxacin?
Enrofloxacin has a similar spectrum of activity as ciprofloxacin but enrofloxacin has been shown to have better bioavailability. Except for cerebral spinal fluid, enrofloxacin attains therapeutic levels in most tissues of the body.
Do you have to dilute Baytril?
Dilution of Baytril ® 100: Baytril ® 100 may be diluted with sterile water prior to injection. The diluted product should be used within 24 hours.
Does Baytril treat kennel cough?
Some of the most widely prescribed antibiotics for kennel cough include Baytril, Doxycycline, and Clavamox. Antibiotics will not affect the viral aspect of the illness (that is, they won’t prevent its spread) but will help treat secondary bacterial infections.