Baytril® (enrofloxacin) Antibacterial tablets in sizes 22.7, 6.8 and 13.6 with the pill bottles behind the tablets.

Baytril® (enrofloxacin) Antibacterial Tablets

Indication:

Indication:

Bacterial infections

Spectrum:

Spectrum:

Bacteria susceptible to enrofloxacin

Formulation:

Formulation:

Tablet

Active Ingredient

Active Ingredient:

Enrofloxacin

Description

Baytril® (enrofloxacin) Antibacterial Tablets is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone indicated for the management of diseases in dogs and cats associated with bacteria susceptible to enrofloxacin. It has activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, including those causing dermal, urinary and respiratory tract infections. 

With more than 20 years of performance, this concentration-dependent and bactericidal tablet for a once-daily therapy1 kills a broad range of disease-causing bacteria at the site of infection. Baytril® is available in Purple Tabs (film-coated tablets that contain no animal protein) or Taste Tabs® for use in dogs and cats.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. In rare instances, use of this product in cats has been associated with retinal toxicity. Do not exceed 2.27 mg/lb. of body weight per day in cats.

Concerns

  • Dermatology
  • Infections
  • Respiratory infection
  • Urinary tract infection

FAQs

What is the active ingredient in Baytril®?

The active ingredient in Baytril® Antibacterial Tablets is enrofloxacin.

What are the dosing and administration guidelines for Baytril®?

Dogs: Administer orally at a rate to provide 5-20 mg/kg (2.27 to 9.07 mg/lb) of body weight. Selection of a dose within the range should be based on clinical experience, the severity of disease and susceptibility of the pathogen. Animals that receive doses in the upper end of the dose range should be carefully monitored for clinical signs that may include inappetence, depression and vomiting. 

Cats: Administer orally at 5.0 mg/kg (2.27 mg/lb) of body weight. The dose for dogs and cats may be administered either as a single daily dose or divided into 2 equal daily doses administered at 12-hour intervals. The dose should be continued for at least 2-3 days beyond cessation of clinical signs, to a maximum of 30 days.

Dogs & Cats: The duration of treatment should be selected based on clinical evidence. 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. If no improvement is seen within 5 days, the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and a different course of therapy considered.

The lower limit of the dose range in dogs and the daily dose for cats was based on
efficacy studies in dogs and cats where enrofloxacin was administered at 2.5 mg/kg
twice daily. Target animal safety and toxicology were used to establish the upper limit of the dose range for dogs and treatment duration for dogs and cats.
 

How is Baytril® supplied?

Baytril® Tablets are available in Taste Tabs® (flavored) or film-coated versions. 

Baytril® 22.7 mg Tablets are available in bottles of 100 or 500 tablets in both Taste Tabs® and film-coated forms. 

Baytril® 68 mg Tablets are available in bottles of 50 or 250 tablets in both Taste Tabs® and film-coated forms. 

Baytril® 136 mg Tablets are available only as Taste Tabs® in bottles of 50 or 200 tablets. 

Charts & Tables

What are the dosing and administration guidelines for Baytril®? 

Weight of Dog Once-Daily Dosing Chart
  5.0 mg/kg 10.0 mg/kg 15.0 mg/kg 20.0 mg/kg
9.1 kg (20 lbs.) 2 x 22.7 mg tablets 1 x 22.7 mg plus 1 x 68 mg tablets 1 x 136 mg tablet 1 x 136 mg plus 2 x 22.7 mg tablets
27.2 kg (60 lbs.) 1 x 136 mg tablet 2 x 136 mg tablets 3 x 136 mg tablets 4 x 136 mg tablets

 

All tablet sizes are double scored for accurate dosing.

Weight of Cat Once-Daily Dosing Chart (5 mg/kg/day)
5 lbs. (2.27 kg) ½ x 22.7 mg tablet
10 lbs. (4.5 kg) 1 x 22.7 mg tablet
15 lbs. (6.8 kg) 1½ x 22.7 mg tablets or ½ x 68 mg tablet

All tablet sizes are double scored for accurate dosing.

1Walker RD, et al. (1992). Pharmacokinetic evaluation of enrofloxacin administered orally to healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res. 53(12):2315-2319.

Baytril and Taste Tabs are registered trademarks of Bayer.
 

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