Metronidazole (compounded) Suspension for Dogs and Cats
Metronidazole is a prescription antibiotic and antiprotozoal. It is commonly used in the treatment of certain bacterial infections and intestinal parasites. This medication works by disrupting the DNA in the infecting organism. If your pet has been diagnosed with an infection or has contracted an intestinal parasite, your veterinarian may prescribe Metronidazole. Talk with your veterinarian before administering this medication and follow their recommendations. Metronidazole is a compounded oral suspension that is available in different strengths and flavors for flexible dosing.
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- Metronidazole as Benzoate is currently unavailable. At this time, VetRxDirect has no information on when this compounding ingredient will be available again.
What you should know about Metronidazole:
- Beyond Use Date for Compounded Metronidazole Suspension: Due to the shelf life of this product, it is reccommended the capsules be used within 80 days.
- Adverse effects reported in dogs: lack of energy, weakness, liver toxicity, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, neurologic disorders (seen with high doses or chronic therapy).
- Adverse effects reported in cats: vomiting, lack of appetite, liver toxicity.
- Report any neurological side effects to your pet's veterinarian.
- Talk to your pet's veterinarian before using this product.
- Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
- Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
- This specialty medication is compounded by hand by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations to keep your pet safe. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.
- A minimum order of 15 mL is required.
- Do not refrigerate.
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Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.