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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?
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:
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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Referencing Tylan's (active ingredient tylosing) package label may be beneficial to you before giving tylosin to your pet.
You can find a package label which provides more detailed information on Tylan 100's indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:
Tylan 100's package label does not take the place of instructions from your pet's veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Compounded Tylosin for dogs and cats.
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Q:Can I open the capsules and give it as a powder if I can't get him to take it
A:You can open the capsule and sprinkle over the pet’s food, but tylosin has a naturally bitter taste and may not be well accepted by your pet. If you are having a hard time getting your pet to take tylosin, talk to your veterinarian about other options for administration or if there are other agents available for pet’s condition.
Q:I need 15 capsules of TYLOSINE 25 mg/kg for my rescued greyhound.
A:Orders can be placed through our website at any time. As Tylosin is a prescription medication, you will be required to create an account and include your greyhound's information as well as the veterinarian information. Once you've placed your order, we will send a request to your dog's veterinarian requesting approval for the prescription. If your dog's veterinarian does not fax prescriptions, they may opt to give you a written prescription which you can then mail to us. After we receive the prescription, the order would go to compounding to be made, and then shipped out.
Q:Can these capsules be open to put directly on food? Also, I have this for my dog in a jar and my vet precribed 1 1/2 teaspoon 2x day with food. Would these capsules be equal to 1 1/2 teaspoon per capsule? Thanks so much.Sincerely,Jeanne
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Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Tylosin (Compounded):
We had Tylosin compounded as my dog wouldnt take the plain powder. Well, this must still be bitter, because she hates this too (she takes other meds just fine). Would be nice if it could be flavored. It does the job, but giving it is still a chore.