Orbenin-DC by is a Animal medication manufactured, distributed, or labeled by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.. Drug facts, warnings, and ingredients follow.
DESCRIPTION: Orbenin-DC (benzathine cloxacillin) is a stable, nonirritating suspension of benzathine cloxacillin containing the equivalent of 500 mg of cloxacillin per disposable syringe. Orbenin-DC is manufactured by a nonsterilizing process.
Benzathine cloxacillin is a semisynthetic penicillin derived from the penicillin nucleus, 6-amino-penicillanic acid. Benzathine cloxacillin is the benzathine salt of 6-[3-(2-chlorophenyl)-5-methylisoxazolyl-4-carboxamido] penicillanic acid.
The low solubility of Orbenin-DC results in an extended period of activity. Therefore, directions for use should be followed explicitly.
ACTION: Benzathine cloxacillin is bactericidal in action against susceptible organisms during the stage of active multiplication. It acts through the inhibition of biosynthesis of cell wall mucopeptide. It is active against gram-positive organisms associated with mastitis such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae and, because of its resistance to penicillinase, penicillin G-resistant staphylococci which may be the cause of mastitis.
Appropriate laboratory tests should be conducted, including in vitro culturing and susceptibility tests on pretreatment milk samples collected aseptically.
SUSCEPTIBILITY TEST: The Kirby-Bauer1 procedure, utilizing antibiotic susceptibility disks, is a quantitative method that may be adapted to determining the sensitivity of bacteria in milk to Orbenin-DC.
For testing the effectiveness of Orbenin-DC in milk, follow the Kirby-Bauer procedure using the 1 mcg oxacillin susceptibility disk. Zone diameters for interpreting susceptibility are:
|≤ 10 mm||11–12 mm||≥ 13 mm|
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Because benzathine cloxacillin is relatively insoluble, Orbenin-DC's activity will be prolonged. Therefore, Orbenin-DC should not be used for the occasional cow which may have a dry period of less than 4 weeks. This precaution will avoid residues in the milk following removal of the colostrum.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: At the last milking of lactation, milk the cow out normally. Clean and disinfect the teats with alcohol swabs provided in the carton, and infuse 1 syringe of Orbenin-DC, which has been warmed to room temperature, into each quarter. Do not milk out. The cow may be milked as usual when she calves.
The extent of subclinical and latent mastitis in a herd is frequently greater than suspected. In untreated herds a significant buildup of subclinical mastitis may occur during the dry period, which results in clinical severity after a few lactations. The adverse influence of subclinical mastitis on milk yield, the risk of cross-infection, and the chance of clinical mastitis flare-up make it necessary to treat the matter as a herd problem. Clinical studies have proven the value of treating all the cows in heavily infected herds as they are dried off. When the herd infection has been reduced, it may be desirable to be more selective in treating infected quarters.
Each carton contains 12 alcohol swabs to facilitate proper cleaning and disinfecting of the teat orifice.
Orbenin-DC® is a trademark owned by and used under license from SmithKline Beecham.
|NADA #55-069, Approved by FDA|
G.C. Hanford Mfg. Co.
Syracuse, NY 13201
Copyright © 2003, Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp.,
Union, NJ 07083. All rights reserved.
Printed in USA
cloxacillin benzathine suspension
|Labeler - Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (001317601)|
Registration | Serial
72461483 0982464 Dead/Cancelled