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Is Baytril A Human Medicine Too?

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According to Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, there are no human-labeled products.

Deanna with galgo Willow, greyhound Finn, and DH Brian
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No, it's not a human med. If you need it, check Petscriptions.com and then ask your vet to price match. Great antibiotic but it is expensive.(at the vet anyway) I'm at the vet this afternoon and will be getting it once again for bo-peep


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Baytril is enrofloxacin, which belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics- which includes such fave-raves as everyone's anthrax-beater "Cipro." FDA approval is strictly for animals; they pulled it from poultry use a couple of years back, when concerns were raised that throwing fluoroquinolones down the gullet of the animals on which we feed might not be a good idea because of bacterial resistance.


If expense is a serious consideration, you might ask your vet if Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a suitable substitute, what with them both being in the same class of drugs. However, Cipro is labeled for use in humans, and not pets; its use in companion animals is strictly off-label. Alternatively, the Merck Veterinary Manual advises that enrofloxacin, orbifloxacin (Orbax), difloxacin (Dicural), and marbofloxacin (Zeniquin) are all approved for treatment of UTIs in dogs. I suspect none of these are off-patent and, therefore, will be just as expensive or moreso than Baytril.


The Wal-Mart page on the subject advises both 250 mg and 500 mg ciprofloxacin fall under their $4 scrip policy. I do not see any others in the fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

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Zema has had Cipro and Zeniquin. Don't remember what the Cipro cost us. The Zeniquin made Baytril look like baby aspirin :lol :lol :lol .

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