Ciprovet is an antibacterial drug that is used to treat various infections in cats. The formula of the drug was developed by a domestic manufacturer - the Agrovetzashchita company, taking into account the characteristics of the body of the cat family. Since the medication is available in the form of eye drops and tablets, it has high efficiency and a wide spectrum of action, it is often used in veterinary medicine.
Tablets and drops are united by one active substance - ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. This component is obtained synthetically. It has no natural analogues, but it copes with the destruction of various harmful microorganisms. The active substance of the antibiotic is effective against the following types of bacteria:
- Staphylococcus aureus;
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
- causative agent of anthrax;
- clostridia and others
The principle of the drug is that the active substance blocks the synthesis of bacterial protein, which subsequently causes their death. The main feature is quick action. For example, when using tablets, the maximum concentration of the active substance in the blood occurs in only 1.5-2 hours. In this case, the effect of the drug persists throughout the day.
The drug is considered moderately dangerous. If you strictly observe the dose and the recommended regimen, it does not have a negative effect on the body, does not cause mutations and other undesirable consequences.
The price of Tsiprovet depends on the dosage form:
- eye drops - 160-180 rubles;
- tablets (for cats) - 115-135 rubles.
The advantage of an antibacterial agent is its availability. It is easy to buy at any veterinary pharmacy or order on the Internet on a site specializing in the sale of goods and preparations for animals.
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In addition to ciprofloxacin hydrochloride, the composition of the tablets includes lactulose, calcium stearate and other auxiliary components. The manufacturer has developed an innovative formula of an antibacterial agent. The main problem with the use of antibiotics is that intestinal dysbiosis often develops, but lactulose is part of Ciprovet. This is a prehistoric that promotes the reproduction of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. For this reason, the intestinal microflora is restored more quickly upon completion of the course of antibiotic therapy.
Note! The manufacturer produces Tsiprovet tablets for cats and dogs. They differ only in the content of the active substance (15 and 50 mg, respectively). When buying, select the product for the purpose to prevent overdose.
When using an antibiotic in the form of tablets, the active substance penetrates into all organs and tissues together with the bloodstream. It is used in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms that have sensitivity to ciprofloxacin. The antibacterial agent is effectively used to treat the following pathologies:
- bronchitis, pneumonia, tracheitis, tonsillitis and other inflammation of the respiratory system;
- enteritis, salmonellosis, dysentery and other infections of the gastrointestinal tract;
- hepatitis, pancreatitis and other inflammatory processes of the liver and pancreas;
- cystitis, inflammation of the kidneys and other organs of the genitourinary system;
- joint and bone infections;
- boil, phlegmon, inflammatory processes of soft tissues, including those accompanied by suppuration.
Often, the medication is also used to treat secondary infections that develop against the background of viral pathologies.
How to apply
According to the instructions for use, Tsiprovet tablets are given to cats once a day. It’s best to place the pill on the root of the tongue so that the animal swallows it. To reduce the likelihood of injury to the mental state of the pet, the tablet can be hidden in a small amount of food, but it is important to ensure that he ate it accurately.
The dose of the antibiotic is calculated according to the following scheme - 1 tablet per 3 kg of weight. The course of treatment can last from 3 to 5 days. In rare cases, the doctor prescribes the drug for a longer period. It is strictly forbidden to use an antibacterial agent without consulting a veterinarian.
Possible Limitations and Cautions
And although Ciprovet is considered safe for cats, in some cases it is better to abandon its use:
- with pathologies of the nervous system, which are accompanied by convulsions;
- during lactation (the active substance penetrates into milk);
- when bearing offspring;
- with serious pathologies of cartilage.
Note! It is strictly forbidden to use an antibiotic for kittens during the growth period. It can have a negative impact on this process and cause serious developmental disabilities.
Do not combine Ciprovet tablets with the following medicines:
- other antibacterial agents;
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
- medicines that contain cations of aluminum, magnesium, calcium.
Since the drug is not combined with all medicines, complex therapy medications should be selected by a doctor.
The content of ciprofloxacin in eye drops is 0.45%. Also included is Trilon B, purified water and benzalkonium chloride. The medicine is produced in the form of a colorless or light yellow liquid, and is packaged in 10 ml plastic bottles. The bottles are convenient to use, as they are equipped with a dropper-dropper.
Note! After opening the bottle, drops can be used only for 30 days.
Indications and contraindications
The instructions indicate that Ciprovet eye drops for cats are used for the following diseases:
- with conjunctivitis occurring in acute or chronic form;
- with blepharitis;
- with ulcers of the cornea;
- with keratitis;
- with septic iridocyclitis;
- with keratoconjunctivitis.
The drug can also be used to prevent the development of infectious pathologies in the following cases:
- after contact with foreign objects;
- after injuries of a different nature;
- after operations.
You can not use the medication for kittens up to 7 days of age, as well as with intolerance to the components that make up the composition. The drug has no other contraindications. If the pet has atherosclerosis of the brain vessels, antibiotic treatment in the form of eye drops should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor.
Tsiprovet instill cats in a sore eye (or both) 1 drop. If the pathology is accompanied by purulent discharge, then the procedure is performed as follows:
- First instill 3-4 drops.
- Gently wipe the pus with a sterile gauze swab.
- Then re-drip 1-2 drops.
It is necessary to instill eyes 3-4 times a day, and the course of treatment can be extended from 7 days to 2 weeks. If necessary, repeat the course.
If Ciprovet is combined with other eye drops, a break of at least 5 minutes should be taken between instillation.
The antibiotic in tablets, when doses are observed, does not cause side effects. If the animal is intolerant of the active substance, then the following symptoms may occur:
- refusal of food;
- nausea and vomiting;
- impaired coordination of movements.
If the above symptoms are noticed, treatment with an antibacterial agent is stopped, and then measures are taken to remove the active component from the animal's body.
Eye drops in rare cases cause the following side effects:
- slight soreness.
Even if the animal has such symptoms, do not worry, because they pass on their own in 5 minutes.
Larisa, mistress of the Japanese bobtail:
"Our cat was prescribed Tsiprovet to treat bronchitis. She hid the pills in a piece of meat. There were no problems eating. The treatment was positive. There was no side effect. The cost is quite acceptable. The only drawback is that it’s inconvenient to divide the tablet into quarters."
Ekaterina, mistress of 2 cats:
"After a fight between my cats using the main weapon - claws from the eyes, purulent discharge began to appear. The veterinarian advised Ciprovet drops. After instillation, strong tearing appeared, but the treatment results were visible already on the third day. In general, a good and effective remedy, although for animals not very comfortable to use. "
Victoria, a veterinarian with 5 years of experience:
"I believe that antibiotics in injections are more effective, so I rarely prescribe Ciprovet tablets. An excellent option for cases when the owners do not know how to give injections, and there is no way to go to the veterinary clinic every day. Regarding the effectiveness, I can’t say anything bad - the drug copes well with the main task and effectively destroys bacteria. "
Gennady, a veterinarian with 12 years of experience:
"Eye drops Ciprovet is an excellent antibacterial agent for the treatment of conjunctivitis and other inflammation of the eyes. I often prescribe it to my clients. It happens that the owners complain that the animals are uncomfortable, but the drug does not cause serious side effects."