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Oxymycine LP (Canada)

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Oxymycine LP

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride Injection

DIN 02208210

STERILE

Veterinary Use Only

Description

Oxymycine LP is a sterile, clear, stable solution of oxytetracycline hydrochloride, for intravenous or intramuscular administration. Each mL contains 100 mg of oxytetracycline hydrochloride in an aqueous solution.

Preservative:

Benzyl Alcohol 0.5% w/v

Absorption and Excretion:

By intravenous injection, immediate therapeutic blood levels are achieved. By intramuscular injection, therapeutic levels are achieved within two hours. These levels persist for 24 hours or longer. Further, oxytetracycline diffuses readily into the tissues, so that high concentrations are found in the lungs and mammary gland, as well as in the urine, feces and milk. For this reason, parenteral therapy is ideally suited in the treatment of pneumonia, enteritis, mastitis and many other systemic conditions.

Advantages:

Oxymycine LP offers several advantages to the clinician in practice.

These include:

1. Broad spectrum activity, which assures clinical efficacy where narrow spectrum antibiotics fail.

2. Product can be used in lactating dairy cattle.

3. Pain on injection is minimized.

4. Viscosity and syringeability are satisfactory at both 5 and 24°C.

Oxymycine LP Indications

Oxymycine LP is indicated in the treatment of all infections caused by oxytetracycline susceptible bacteria in cattle, swine and sheep.

CATTLE

Bacterial pneumonia

Pasteurellosis (associated with shipping fever complex)

Mastitis

Metritis

Calf Scours (Bacterial enteritis)

Foot rot

Navel ill

Calf diphtheria

Leptospirosis

Blackleg/malignant edema

Peritonitis

Joint ill

SWINE

Erysipelas

Bacterial enteritis

Leptospirosis

Mastitis

Metritis

Bacterial pneumonia

SHEEP

Bacterial pneumonia

Pasteurellosis

Mastitis

Metritis

Joint ill

Dosage:

Administer by I.M. or I.V. injection at the rate of 3 mL per 45 kg body weight once daily for 2 to 3 days. Higher blood levels can be achieved following I.V. administration of this dosage.

Bacterial Enteritis (Scours) in Nursing Pigs:

As an aid in the prevention of bacterial enteritis (scours) in nursing pigs, inject the sow intramuscularly at the rate of 3 mL per 45 kg body weight when symptoms of scours are first noticed.

Cautions:

1. Do not inject more than 20 mL of Oxymycine LP at one site. In lactating dairy cattle no more than 10 mL should be injected intramuscularly at one injection site.

2. Occasional sensitivity reactions have been observed following the parenteral administration of oxytetracycline. If such side effects occur, discontinue use of the drug immediately. Epinephrine solution given intramuscularly is indicated.

3. Oxymycine LP should be warmed to body temperature prior to administration.

4. Shock can occur occasionally as a result of rapid intravenous injection.

5. For intravenous administration, Oxymycine LP should be diluted with isotonic saline, dextrose or similar solutions. For this, use 25 mL Oxymycine LP to each 100 mL or more of diluent and administer slowly.

Warnings

In lactating dairy cattle no more than 10 mL should be injected intramuscularly at one injection site.

Milk taken from treated animals during treatment and within 72 hours after the latest treatment must not be used as food.

Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 18 days after the latest treatment with this drug.

Packaging Information:

Oxymycine LP is packed in 250 mL and 500 mL vials.

Storage

Store between 15 and 25°C. Protect from light.

Zoetis is a trademark of Zoetis or its licensors, used under license by Zoetis Canada Inc.

Zoetis Canada Inc., Kirkland QC H9H 4M7

Net

 

250 mL

005030L06

2648-09-0

500 mL

2649-09-0

NAC No.: 1198393.2

ZOETIS CANADA INC.
16,740 TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
Order Desk:   800-663-8888
Technical Services Canada:   800-461-0917
Technical Services USA:   800-366-5288
Website:   www.zoetis.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Oxymycine LP information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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