What is Veraflox?
Veraflox is an oral solution for cats that treats skin infections. This antibiotic helps your cat heal from infections from wounds and abscesses caused by susceptible strains of Gram-negative, Gram-positive, and anaerobic bacteria (Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus canis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphlyococcus felis and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius). Veraflox is available in a 15 ml bottle with an included dosing syringe and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats (12+ weeks of age)
- Treats skin infections from wounds and abscesses
- Effective against Gram-negative, Gram-positive, and anaerobic bacteria
- Easy to administer with included dosing syringe
How does Veraflox work?
Veraflox works by attacking the essential target enzymes needed for the reproduction of Gram-positive, Gram-negative, and anaerobic bacteria.
Do not use in dogs. Do not use for longer than 7 days. The use of fluoroquinolones such as Veraflox, has been associated with the development of retinopathy and/or blindness. The safety of pradofloxacin in immune-compromised cats (i.e., cats infected with feline leukemia virus and/or feline immuno-deficiency virus) has not been evaluated. The safety of pradofloxacin in cats that are pregnant, breeding or lactating has not been evaluated.
What is the most important thing I should know about Veraflox?
Veraflox is an oral solution antibiotic that treats skin infections in cats only. It requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is available in a 25 mg/ml 15 ml bottle. It comes with a dosing syringe to ensure accurate dosing. Veraflox can be given with food.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Veraflox to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant, breeding, or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your cat's immune system is compromised or if your cat is hypersensitive to pradofloxacin
How should Veraflox be given?
Veraflox should be given by the mouth using the included dosing syringe. Shake the bottle well before use. The dose of Veraflox is 3.4 mg/lb body weight once daily for 7 consecutive days or as directed by your veterinarian. Use the syringe provided to ensure accuracy of dosing to the nearest 0.1 ml. Rinse syringe between doses. Veraflox can be given with food.
What are the potential side effects of Veraflox?
Potential side effects of Veraflox can include diarrhea, leukocytosis with neutrophilia (high white blood count), elevated CPK levels, sneezing, hematuria (blood in urine), hypersalivation, pruritus (severe itching of the skin), lack of appetite, lethargy, cardiac murmur, reclusive behavior, vomiting, bacteriuria (bacteria in urine), polydipsia (great thirst), and upper respiratory infection.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Veraflox?
Give the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Veraflox?
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid while giving Veraflox to my pet?
Do not give to cats with a known hypersensitivity to quinolones (antibiotic). Do not give to cats that are pregnant, breeding, or lactating. Do not give to cats that may be infected with feline leukemia virus and/or feline immuno-deficiency virus.
What other drugs will affect Veraflox?
Compounds (e.g., sucralfate, antacids and multivitamins) containing divalent and trivalent cations (e.g., iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and zinc) may interfere with Veraflox. Tell your veterinarian about any medications or supplements your pet is taking.
- Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly as directed.
- Shake bottle well before use. Draw out the equivalent dosage into the syringe. Administer solution directly into the mouth.
- Administer 3.4 mg/lb (7.5 mg/kg) body weight once daily for 7 consecutive days.
- Use the dosing syringe included in the package to ensure accuracy of dosing to the nearest 0.1 ml. Rinse syringe between doses.
Veraflox can be given with food.
|All weights||Administer 3.4 mg/lb (7.5 mg/kg) body weight once daily for 7 consecutive days or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children.
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