Veterinarians often turn to Minocycline to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This prescription medication is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, urinary tract, and respiratory system. It’s also prescribed for treating Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease.
Prescription Minocycline is an effective, broad-spectrum antibiotic. It’s part of the tetracycline antibiotic family. Minocycline is prescribed by veterinarians for a wide range of bacterial infections in dogs and cats. Your pet may take Minocycline to treat respiratory infections, skin infections, or urinary tract infections. This medication is also prescribed for specific diseases including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Chlamydia, and Lyme disease. Minocycline is available in small capsules that are easy to administer to cats and dogs.
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Mincocyline is in a group of antibiotics call tetracyclines prescribed by veterinarians to treat a range of gram-positive infections. Prescription Minocycline works by stopping the growth of bacteria in the body, which slows and eventually stops the infection. Minocycline is particularly potent because it’s a broad-spectrum treatment effective against many bacterial infections in dogs and cats including:
Minocycline has few side effects other than some gastrointestinal effects such as nausea and vomiting. To minimize GI effects, Minocycline should be taken with food. This medication may be given to dogs and cats with renal insufficiency. Talk to your veterinarian about drug interactions Minocycline may have with other medications your pet is taking.
You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Minocycline's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.
This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Minocycline capsules to your pet.
Minocycline is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Minocycline's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Minocycline antibiotic capsules for Dogs and Cats.
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Minocycline is a prescription antibiotic, which cannot be dispensed without approval from your yorkie's veterinarian. All medications used to treat an ear infection will require a prescription. It may be worth calling the veterinary clinic where your dog is usually seen to talk about other options with them.
Opening capsules and sprinkling the contents on food may be appropriate depending on the drug. If the drug is deemed appropriate to be opened and sprinkled, one consideration is the animal must consume the entire food contents, or the amount of drug given will be unclear.
Minocycline, as well as other drugs in the tetracycline class, are known to cause esophageal irritation and possibly ulceration, and therefore must be administered as directed with free access to water. In general, it is not recommended to open a minocycline capsule t administer the contents for this reason. Please discuss your concern with your veterinarian for administration suggestions or other possible treatment options.
Medication recommendations and dosing schedules are best answered by your pet's veterinarian. We're happy to answer most drug questions, but as a pharmacy we are unable to supply recommendations or specific dose instructions.
Minocycline is actually prescribed for dogs in certain circumstances. The most common side effect you may see is upset stomach (vomiting) and diarrhea in both pets and humans. Wheezing has been reported as an uncommon side effect in humans. If the wheezing and vomiting persists contact your pet's veterinarian or local emergency veterinary service immediately.