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Tylosin (Compounded) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats


Why has my pet's veterinarian prescribed Tylosin (Compounded) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats?

Tylosin is a macrolide antibiotic similar to erythromycin. This medicine is active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, Chlamydophila, and Mycoplasma organisms. Tylosin is usually prescribed to treat certain types of diarrhea in dogs and cats. It may also be used to treat bronchitis, tracheobronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, rhinitis, sinusitis, cellulitis, and ear infections. Tylosin is also prescribed to treat inflammation of the urinary bladder, uterus, endometrium, and of the skin.  


How do I give Tylosin (Compounded) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats?


  • Give Tylosin to your pet as directed by your pet's veterinarian.
  • Give this medicine to your pet for as long as prescribed by your pet's veterinarian, even if your pet seems to be feeling better. This will help to ensure the infection is completely cleared up.
  • Give this medicine to your pet with food.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.



If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.


How do I store Tylosin (Compounded) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats?

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store capsules, liquid, and powder at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Tylosin (Compounded) Antibiotic for Dogs and Cats?         

Tylosin may cause mild stomach upset, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. If these symptoms continue, contact your pet's veterinarian.


Occasionally diarrhea worsens initially before it improves.


Other side effects can occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your pet's veterinarian.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your pet's veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.


It’s not uncommon for your pet's veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your pet's veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Drug interactions with Tylosin have not been well documented. However, digitalis is known to interact with Tylosin.


Contact your pet's veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.


You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Tylosin by following the link below:


Tylosin Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Compounded Tylosin for Pets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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