Dog and Cat Lincomycin Antibiotics

Lincocin antibiotics are given to dogs and cats to treat infections caused by gram-positive bacteria. Lincocin pet medications contain Lincomycin which is effective against upper respiratory infections, septicemia, and dermatitis skin infections.

Lincocin is an antibiotic effective against a wide range of gram-positive infections in cats and dogs. The medication works quickly to treat infections and clear symptoms, and it rarely causes notable side effects when used as prescribed.

Benefits of Lincocin:

  • Works quickly to clear infections and eliminate symptoms
  • Well tolerated; not usually associated with side effects
  • Can be administered orally, intravenously, or intramuscularly
  • Effective against most gram-positive pathogens
  • Used successfully to treat pustular dermatitis, infected wounds, abscesses, laryngitis, tonsillitis, metritis, and other infections in dogs
  • Used successfully to treat pneumonitis, abscesses, feline rhinotracheitis, and other infections in cats

Use Lincocin only as directed by your veterinarian.

Practice aseptic techniques when administering Lincocin. Clean and disinfect the vial closure before entry with a sterile needle and syringe.

Oral Directions:

  1. Give 10 mg/lb of body weight every 12 hours.
  2. Alternatively, give 7 mg/lb of body weight every 8 hours.

Intramuscular Directions:

  1. Give 10 mg/lb of body weight once per day.
  2. Alternatively, give 5 mg/lb of body weight every 12 hours.

Intravenous Directions:

  1. Dilute medication with 5 percent glucose in water or saline.
  2. Give as a drip solution.
  3. Give 5 to 10 mg/lb of body weight 1 to 2 times daily.

Frequency of Use:

Continue using for up to 12 days if necessary.


Store Lincocin at controlled room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

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

Lincocin contains lincomycin hydrochloride, a chemically distinct antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis var. lincolnensis. The antibiotic is effective against most gram-positive bacteria and it functions as both as bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotic, depending on the concentration of the medication and the organism's sensitivity to it.


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

Lincocin is intended for use in dogs and cats only. Do not use this medication in other animals. Do not give Lincocin to humans. This medication is for intramuscular, intravenous, and oral use only. Avoid use in horses, hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs, as these animals are sensitive to the gastrointestinal effects of the medication.

CAUTION: Do not use in animals with monilial infections.

Antibiotic use can cause overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, such as yeasts. Take appropriate measures if these superinfections occur.

Side effects of oral Lincocin use may include loose stools in dogs and cats and vomiting in cats.

Do not use Lincocin in animals with a known allergy to it or to similar medications.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Lincocin Aquadrops and Sterile Solution Made by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, USA

Lincocin Tablets Made in Canada for Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, USA By Patheon Inc., Toronto, Ontario, M3B 1Y5 Canada

NAC No.: 10490223

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