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Lincomycin Injection

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Lincomycin Injection

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Sparhawk



brand of lincomycin hydrochloride injectable

For Intramuscular Use in Swine Only

Lincomycin Injectable contains lincomycin hydrochloride, an antibiotic produced by Streptomyces lincolnensis var. lincolnensis, which is chemically distinct from all other clinically available antibiotics and is isolated as a white crystalline solid.

Lincomycin Injection Indications For Swine

Lincomycin injectable is indicated for the treatment of infectious forms of arthritis caused by organisms sensitive to its activity. This includes most of the organisms responsible for the various infectious arthritides in swine, such as the staphylococci, streptococci, Erysipelothrix and Mycoplasma spp.

It is also indicated for the treatment of mycoplasma pneumonia.


As with all drugs, the use of Lincomycin Injectable is contraindicated in animals previously found to be hypersensitive to the drug.


Swine intended for human consumption should not be slaughtered within 48 hours of latest treatment. Not for human use.

Lincomycin Injection Caution

If no improvement is noted within 48 hours, consult a veterinarian.

Adverse Reactions

The intramuscular administration to swine may cause a transient diarrhea or loose stools. Although this effect has rarely been reported, one must be alert to the possibility that it may occur. Should this occur, it is important that the necessary steps be taken to prevent the effects of dehydration.

Lincomycin Injection Dosage And Administration

For arthritis or mycoplasma pneumonia-5mg per pound of body weight intramuscularly once daily for three to seven days as needed. When using Lincomycin Injectable containing 300 mg/mL, 1 mL/60 lb. body weight will provide 5 mg/lb.

For optimal results, initiate treatment as soon as possible. As with any multi-dose vial, practice aseptic techniques in withdrawing each dose. Adequately clean and disinfect the vial closure prior to entry with a sterile needle and syringe. No vial closure should be entered more than 20 times.

How Supplied

Lincomycin Injectable is available in one concentration: 300 mg/mL.

300 mg/mL: For use in swine weighing 300 pounds or more. Each mL contains lincomycin hydrochloride equivalent to lincomycin, 300 mg; also Benzyl Alcohol, 9.45 mg added as preservative. Supplied in 100 mL vials.

For Intramuscular Use in Swine.

Restricted Drug - Use Only As Directed (California). For Use in Animals Only.

Store at controlled room temperature: 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP].

ANADA: #200-315, Approved by F.D.A.

Distributed by Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc., Lenexa, KS 66215, USA

Manufactured by: Veterinary Laboratories Inc., Lenexa, KS 66215, USA

Rev. 1-03




100 mL

300 mg/mL


CPN: 10510021

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