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OMG, didn't the vet put a label on the prescription with the instructions???? If the thing is in a box, take the bottle/tube out of the box, sometimes they open the box and put the label on the thing itself. But it is an antibiotic and you can go to their website and perhaps learn what you need to know. Baytril


Ed.: Go here instead: Better Baytril link. There's even a dosage chart (upper right corner of this screen).

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No literature - your basic snap-top pill container. I did check the Baytril site - saw nothing. I know some antibiotics like Clavamox should be given with food. In the absence of direction I am guessing it doesn't matter but was hoping someone might have a definitive answer.


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I found one site that discusses Baytril in rats. Among other things, it says this:


Antacids and dairy products containing Magnesium, Calcium, and Aluminum may prevent absorption of enrofloxacin. It is suggested to separate dosing from any of these products by 2 hours.


Other than this, I didn't see any warnings about Baytril and food...and this info is what I've always heard about people-antibiotics: that dairy products might prevent the antibiotic from working properly.


And I found this on the Pet-Meds site:


Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give Baytril within 2 hours of giving an antacid or sucralfate, a vitamin/mineral product, or dairy products. Tell your veterinarian about any other medications your pet is being given.
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It doesn't matter.


George was on Baytril for 14 weeks; I was told to give it to him after his last trip outside--the theory being for his very, very stubborn issue we wanted the medication to stay inside him as long as possible.


He didn't get it with food since he eats his dinner, obviously, well before last outs!


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