Antibiotics for Dogs and Cats

Antirobe (clindamycin) antibiotics are prescription pet medications used to treat soft tissue, dental, and bone infections by fighting susceptible aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

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Antirobe Aquadrops is a highly effective antibiotic that treats a variety of superficial skin infections, abscesses, soft tissue infections, periodontal infections, bone infections, and respiratory tract infections in cats and dogs. It is generally well tolerated by pets. Antirobe Aquadrops is an easily administered liquid oral medication.

Benefits of Antirobe Aquadrops:

  • Treats skin and soft tissue infections, as well as abscesses
  • Treats bone infections
  • Treats respiratory tract infections
  • Treats dental infections, including gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Easily dosed and given with the included dropper
  • Rapidly absorbed to begin treating quickly
  • Well tolerated
  • Low-cost product

Read all label instruction and precautionary statements before use.

Do not stop administering this product before completion of the prescribed regimen. Symptoms of an infection may clear up before the infection is fully treated.

Usage varies depending on the severity and location of the infection and other individual factors. Use Antirobe Aquadrops exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Give dogs 1 to 6 mL (25 to 15 mg) per 10 lbs. of body weight every 12 hours.
  2. Give cats 1 to 3 mL (25 to 75 mg) per 5 lbs. of body weight every 24 hours.

Frequency of Use:

Typically, Antirobe Aquadrops are given twice daily to dogs and once daily to cats.

Treatment should not exceed 28 consecutive days in dogs or 14 consecutive days in cats.

Give a missed dose as soon as possible unless it is almost time for the next dose; in such cases, wait and resume the normal schedule at the next dose. Do not give a double dose of Antirobe Aquadrops.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Antirobe Aquadrops at controlled room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F. Protect from heat and moisture.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Clindamycin hydrochloride, the active antibiotic in Antirobe Aquadrops, inhibits protein synthesis in bacterial cells. It is effective against a variety of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Following oral administration, the antibiotic is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract.

Antirobe Aquadrops Active Ingredients (per mL): clindamycin hydrochloride 25 mg, ethyl alcohol 8.64%


Keep Antirobe Aquadrops out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Antirobe Aquadrops are only intended for use in cats and dogs. Not for use in other species. Not for use in any animal for which it was not prescribed. Do not use in humans.

This product is associated with serious gastrointestinal side effects in a number of other species, including ruminating animals, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, and rabbits.  

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

The susceptibility of an infection should be determined prior to treatment. Use on non-susceptible microorganisms can cause overgrowth. Appropriate treatment is indicated for superinfections.

In general, do not administer Antirobe Aquadrops for longer than 28 consecutive days in dogs or 14 consecutive days in cats.

Your veterinarian may need to perform periodic blood, kidney, or liver tests during prolonged therapy.

Symptoms may disappear prior to successful elimination of an infection. Do not discontinue use before the end of the prescribed regimen.

Not for use in any animal with an allergy to clindamycin or lincomycin. Seek emergency veterinary treatment for an allergic reaction.

Do not give Antirobe Aquadrops concurrently with a product containing erythromycin. Consult your veterinarian before using any medication or supplement during treatment with Antirobe Aquadrops.

Clindamycin hydrochloride has neuromuscular blocking properties, and may enhance such properties in other drugs or supplements.

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has renal or hepatic disease, eczema or any allergic skin condition, colitis, or asthma.

Tell your veterinary surgeon if your pet is taking this medication when surgery is scheduled.

Diarrhea is a common side effect with antibiotics. If it is watery or bloody, contact your veterinarian. Do not treat the diarrhea with any product unless your veterinarian has expressly instructed you to do so.

If your pet experiences watery or bloody diarrhea, jaundice, nausea, chills, fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, peeling or blistering skin, darkened urine, or little or no urinary output, discontinue administration and consult your veterinarian right away.

Loss of appetite, weight loss, emesis, behavioral changes, depression, and seizures are potential indications of an overdose. If you believe your pet has been overdosed, seek immediate veterinary treatment.

The safety of using Antirobe Aquadrops in pregnant bitches and queens or in breeding males has not been established.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Made by: Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, USA

NADA #135-940, Approved by FDA

NAC No.: 10490054

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