What is use for enrofloxacin injection?

Enrofloxacin (CAS: 93106-60-6) is a synthetic fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent. In veterinary medicine it is administered by subcutaneous injection to cattle and intramuscular injection to pigs and orally to cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens, for the treatment of infections of the respiratory and alimentary tract.

Can Baytril be injected?

Baytril® Injectable Solution may be used as the initial dose at 2.5 mg/kg. It should be administered intramuscularly (IM) as a single dose, followed by initiation of Baytril® Tablet therapy.

How much injectable Baytril can I give my dog?

2.5 mg/kg
Dosage and Administration

Weight of Animal Baytril Injectable Solution* 2.5 mg/kg
9.1 kg (20 lb) 1.00 mL
27.2 kg (60 lb) 3.00 mL

How do you dilute enrofloxacin?

Preparation: Add 1.9 ml of 22.7 mg/ml Baytril™ to 250 ml of drinking water (8 oz. bottle) or 3.7 ml to a 500 ml bottle of drinking water (16 oz. bottle).

What type of 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 a strong antibiotic?

Enrofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, which has proven to be highly effective against a wide range of bacterial types.

How do you inject Baytril?

Administer, either by intramuscular or subcutaneous (behind the ear) injection, a single dose of 7.5 mg/kg of body weight (3.4 mL/100 lb). Administered dose volume should not exceed 5 mL per injection site.

Can enrofloxacin be given IV in dogs?

Baytril with the active ingredient enrofloxacin was given to four dogs in a single intravenous and oral dose of 5 mg/kg body weight.

How long does Baytril injection take to work?

about 1 to 2 hours
This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, however, visible effects may take a few days to be recognized. It may also be given by your veterinarian in the form of an injectable solution.

Does Baytril Injectable need to be refrigerated?

Refrigerate Baytril. Refrigerate all antibiotics. It slows the deterioration of the active. Certain antibiotics which need to be reconstituted are best drawn up into syringes and frozen such as Fortaz, Naxcel and Azactam.

Can enrofloxacin be dissolved in water?

Aqueous solubility of enrofloxacin in water at 25° was found to be 146 μg/ml and therefore, the drug can be categorized as poorly soluble. The solubility was seen to increase from 146 to 182 μg/ml by using 0.1 M PB (pH 7.4) as solvent.

Can injectable enrofloxacin be given orally?

Enrofloxacin can cause severe muscle and skin necrosis if administered SC or IM (Fig. 88.1). Only a single IM injection is recommended, followed by oral therapy.