"Cobactan": instructions for use in veterinary medicine, a description of the drug, the composition
Modern medicine does not stand still. Constantly appear new drugs that can be purchased at pharmacies. The discovery of antibiotics at one time made a real breakthrough in medicine, but over time, almost all pests have adapted to their effects, and now for effective treatment it is required to look for newer and more advanced preparations for both humans and animals.
All people, along with their pets, often suffer from the same ailments, so the operating components of modern drugs are similar. Antibiotics for animals today are reaching a new level of quality, and one of the brightest representatives of the universal remedy of the last generation is the drug "Cobactan", the instructions for use of which allow its use for the treatment of domestic and farm animals.
"Cobactan" is a suspension for injection of white color with a slight admixture of brown tint. The medicine is sold in sealed glass bottles of 100 and 50 ml. The main active ingredient is cefkina, which is contained in each milliliter of suspension of 25 mg. Additionally, in the composition in the same amount there is ethyl acetate.
Cobactan, the instructions for use of which are in each package, is the first drug based on the fourth-generation antibiotic of the group of cephalosporins. It is possible to store the suspension in a sealed sealed package no more than two years from the date of production, but after the first opening, the period is immediately reduced to 1 month. Since "Cobactan", the price of which depends on the volume of the bottle, is a rather expensive drug, it is better to use it in veterinary clinics without acquiring the entire bottle for personal use.
Many antibiotics for animals can not always cope with the tasks, as microorganisms actively adapt to their destructive antibacterial agents. The drug "Cobactan", the instructions for use of which explains everything very clearly,can win most infections due to the ability to destroy the protective enzyme produced by microorganisms - beta-lactamase, and even in the minimum concentration.
The advantages of the tool is that it has low toxicity and is able to simultaneously act on several different kinds of infections in the animal's body at once. That is why veterinarians are increasingly choosing this drug for the treatment of complex cases of infection, when it is impossible to accurately diagnose.
"Cobactan" in veterinary medicine, instructions for use of which tells about the correct dosage, is used for removal from the body:
- all gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms.
The effect of the drug also extends to bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics, thanks to cefkinoma's ability to destroy their cell walls before they even adapt. The main component of "Cobactan" quickly spreads to all tissues of the body, concentrating more in the lungs and bronchi.The action of the substance begins almost immediately and lasts for 24 hours, so you need to enter the drug only once a day.
The advantage of cefkinoma is that it does not cause dysbacteriosis at all, since it does not enter the digestive system at all. The substance is removed in almost no form through the kidneys.
Areas of use
Most often, "Cobactan" in veterinary medicine, instructions for use of which sets out the correct course of administration, is used to treat large agricultural livestock on farms.
He is able to quickly and effectively save animals from:
- respiratory infections;
- acute and bacterial mastitis;
- purulent dermatitis;
- hoof ulcers;
In urban veterinarians "Cobactan" for cats and dogs is used relatively recently and in cases where other drugs can not cope. It occurs in the severe stages of infectious diseases, arthritis, meningitis, dermatitis and other skin infections.
Prohibitions to use and possible troubles.
"Kobaktan", instructions for use of which are presented in the article, well tolerated by all pets, regardless of their type and age.Even a slight overdose is not capable of causing negative effects in the body, but only if the pet does not have an allergic reaction to the active ingredient or beta-lactam antibiotics. Otherwise, the use of the drug is strictly prohibited.
In general, "Cobactan" rarely causes allergies, since it contains neither preservatives, nor dyes, nor other impurities. Among the side effects should be noted only minor tissue edema at the injection site, which pass by themselves after a certain time after the end of treatment. To prevent their occurrence, it is recommended to change the area of the injection more often.
"Cobactan", the price of which starts from 1500 rubles, cannot be used exclusively for the treatment of domestic animals. Most often it is used for cattle. This makes it possible to justify the acquisition of expensive drugs, because the dosage implies a significant use of the suspension for one course of treatment. Moreover, animals rarely fall ill on farms alone.
In any case, the drug is administered intramuscularly once a day.Cattle require a dosage of 2 ml for every 50 kg of weight, but sometimes the rate is doubled at the request of a veterinarian. The course of treatment is usually no more than 5 days, the main thing is not to miss the procedure and do everything according to the instructions.
Cobactan for dogs and cats is prescribed at a dosage of 0.5 ml for every 5 kg of weight and only after a thorough examination by a specialist. In connection with the cost of the vial, it is best to purchase the drug directly in the hospitals strictly according to the doses or to give injections right there.
For domestic animals, an antibiotic is most often prescribed for the treatment of:
- cystitis and urethritis;
- bronchitis and tracheitis;
- varying complexity of skin infections;
- postoperative inflammation;
- diseases of the joints and other infections.
Experts recommend giving injections strictly after 24 hours so that the concentration of the active substance does not fall throughout the course of treatment. The exact dosage depends on the neglect and complexity of the disease, but usually does not exceed the above. The main thing is to inject the drug as far as possible into the muscle tissue and constantly change the injection site so as not to provoke the development of tissue edema.
Since the price of "Kobaktan" varies within 2 thousand rubles per bottle, and after opening it, the shelf life immediately falls to one month, then buying a drug at a pharmacy to treat one small pet is a waste of money. The course of treatment is always small, and only a few milliliters can be used for complete recovery. To save your own money is better to carry out treatment in veterinary clinics.
When used for the treatment of "Cobactan", you should know that its effectiveness is markedly reduced while taking other bacteriostatic antibiotics. Store vials of the drug should only be protected from sunlight, far from food and in tightly closed packaging at a temperature of 2-250FROM.
It is possible to eat cattle meat after treatment with the preparation only 8 days after the last injection, and pig meat - only 4 days later. If an animal was slaughtered by necessity before this time, then its meat is allowed to feed the fur-bearing animals. Milk from treated cows can be eaten only 3 days after the end of treatment, previously it can only be used for animal feed and strictly after heat treatment.