Tetracycline HCl is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used given for the
treatment of infections such as Lyme disease, Chlamydia, Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever and other bacterial infections caused by susceptible organisms.
Dosage:The usual dose of
tetracycline in dogs is 10mg/lb every 8 hours. The usual dose of tetracycline
in cats is 9mg/lb every 8-12 hours.
Side effects of tetracycline include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and
Tetracycline should not be used in animals allergic to it or other drugs in this
class. Use with caution in animals with impaired liver or kidney function. Do
not use in pregnant, nursing, or growing animals since this medication may cause
slowing of bone growth and discoloration of teeth. Give antacids, vitamin and
mineral combinations, iron, or Pepto-Bismol at least 1 hour before or 4 hours
after giving tetracycline. Use caution when given with digoxin or warfarin.
Tetracycline should be given on an empty stomach.
In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may
include diarrhea, vomiting and lack of appetite.
Availability: Tetracycline is a prescription medication available as capsules and syrup.
Storage: Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store at room
temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the
bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep
out of the reach of children and pets.
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