Possible Side Effects:
- Broad-spectrum antibiotic so it is useful in the treatment of infections in multiple organ systems including the skin, many soft tissues, and the urinary tract.
- Scored tablets make it easier to administer the proper dose for your pet.
- FDA approved for use in dogs and cats.
- Dosing is usually once a day (every 24 hours) which makes it more convenient.
The most common side effects are gastrointestinal in nature and include lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Tiredness has also been reported. Seizures in animals with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, depression, dizziness, nervousness, and other behavioral changes have been reported but are rare. If your pet displays any unusual symptoms while on this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of an allergic reaction include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, and coma. Any of these symptoms should be reported to your veterinarian immediately.Drug and Food Interactions:
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Zeniquin. Interactions may occur with oral cyclosporine, other antibiotics, flunixin, glyburide, methotrexate, probenecid, theophylline, warfarin, and phenytoin. Do not use within 2 hours of giving antacids, sucralfate, iron, aluminum, calcium, or dairy products since this can decrease the absorption of Zeniquin. People with hypersensitivities (allergies) to quinolone antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin or norfloxacin, should not handle the medication, since a reaction is possible just from direct contact.Storage:
Zeniquin should be stored in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container at room temperature. Keep this medication in a place that is out of reach from children and pets.A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Zeniquin.