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Fish Cycline Forte (Tetracycline) 500 mg, 30 Capsules

Fish Cycline Forte (Tetracycline) 500 mg, 30 Capsules

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Fish Cycline exerts a bacterial action on gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria. For ornamental and aquarium fish only.
Description

Tetracycline

 

Trade and Other Names

Panmycin, Duramycin powder

 

Drug Class

Antibacterial

 

Mechanism of Action and Clinical Use

Tetracycline antibiotic. Mechanism of action of tetrecyclines is to bind to 30S ribosomal subunit and inhibit protein synthesis. Usually bacteriostatic, with broad-spectrum activity, including bacteria, some protozoa, Rickettsia spp. Used to treat a variety of infections, including pneumonia and urinary tract infection.

 

Adverse Effects

Tetracyclines in general may cause tubular nucrosis at high doses. Tetracyclines can affect bone and teeth formation in young animals. Tetracyclines have been implicated in drug fever in cats. Hepatotoxicity may occur at high doses in susceptible individuals.

 

Contraindications, Precautions, and Drug Interactions

Do not use in young animals; it can affect bone and teeth formation. Drug interactions: Tetracyclines bind to calcium-containing compounds, which decreases oral absorbtion.

 

Instructions for Use

Pharmacokinetic and experimental studies have been conducted in small animals, but there have been no clinical studies. Do not use outdated solutions. Use of tetracyclines has been replaced primarily by doxycycline.

 

Small Animal Dosage Information

(To convert pounds to kilograms:  Divide lbs by 2.2.  For the proper dosage, then multiply the mg/kg by the weight kg)

Dogs and Cats: 15-20 mg/kg,q8h,PO; or 4.4-11 mg/kg,q8h,IV,IM

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This information is for general reference only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition of your pet. Because is intended as a general reference, this information may not include all possible uses, precautions, directions, reactions (including allergic), drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your local veterinarian and have your pet examined for any advice concerning the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, including which products and doses are most appropriate. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners.