Doxycycline

Doxycycline Pet Prescription Medication

 

What is Doxycycline?
It is a Veterinary prescription medicine for the treatment of bacterial infections caused by organisms in dogs and cats. This includes treatment of infections of the skin, upper and lower respiratory tract, genitourinary tract, middle ear, skeletal system and gastrointestinal tract.

How is Doxycycline given?
Orally in the form of a tablet. To avoid stomach irritation, give this medication with food.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any potential side effects?
Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite. To ease these signs, give the medication with food. This medication may also cause your pet’s skin to be more sensitive to sunlight, which increases the risk of sunburn especially on hairless areas such as the nose and ears. Other more serious side effects include liver failure, seizures, bleeding, trouble swallowing, or behaviour changes. Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian to learn more.

What if I miss giving my pet the medication?
If you miss a dose, you can administer it when you remember, unless it is close to the time for the next dose. In that case, skip the dose you missed, and only administer the next scheduled dose according to the regular dosing schedule. Do NOT give two doses at once, and never give extra doses. Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for more information.

Are there any drug interactions I should be aware of?
Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian, and let them know about any medications that your pet is taking, including vitamins, supplements, and herbal supplements. Doxycycline should be used with caution with medications such as oral antacids, bismuth, kaolin, oral iron, penicillin, cephalosporin, aminoglycosides, pectin, avermectins, and warfarin.

Is there any monitoring that needs to be done with this medication?
No specific monitoring is needed. However, if any serious side effects occur, please contact your prescribing Veterinarian.

Are there any risk factors for this medication?
Doxycycline should be avoided during pregnancy, and should not be taken by nursing animals. Young pets that are still developing bones and teeth should also avoid doxycycline if possible. Pets with significant liver disease should use doxycycline with caution. Do not administer doxycycline if your pet is allergic to it. Please consult your prescribing Veterinarian for further information.

How do I store the Doxycycline ?
Store below 30 degrees (room temperature), and away from light.

What should I do in case of emergency?
Should there be an adverse reaction to the medication, or if you suspect an overdose or poisoning, contact your local vet and/or local animal emergency service immediately.

Doxycycline is Made in Australia.