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Azithromycin For Cats Dosage

azithromycin for cats dosage

Description

Azithromycin is an azalide or advanced-generation macrolide antibiotic. Macrolide antibiotics work by inhibiting protein synthesis by susceptible bacteria and usually are considered bacteriostatic. Advanced generation macrolides characteristically produce high tissue-concentrations and comparatively lower serum-concentrations of antibiotic. Azithromycin concentrates within polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN), which gravitate by chemotaxis towards the site of infection. Upon phagocytosis of the PMN, the intracellular pathogens are exposed to very high, potentially cidal antibiotic-concentrations. Azithromycin in particular has an extended tissue-elimination half-life. The prolonged, high concentration of azithromycin at the site of infection permits once a day dosing and may allow for a shorter duration of treatment.

Precautions and Side Effects

Azithromycin should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or other macrolide antibiotics.

In addition, it should be used with great caution (if at all) when there is a pre-existing liver disease.

Gastrointestinal side effects may include vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

Angioedema and cholestatic jaundice have been reported (rarely) in treated humans.

Cardiac arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, may be precipitated by azithromycin.

Renal dysfunction, including interstitial nephritis and acute renal failure, may occur secondary to azithromycin treatment and liver function may be affected.

Drug Interactions

Azithromycin may elevate serum digoxin levels.

When ergotamine or dihydroergotamine are concurrently administered with azithromycin ergot toxicity may occur.

Azithromycin causes a decrease in the clearance of triazolam and thus an increase in its pharmacologic effects

Pimozide is contraindicated in patients receiving azithromycin, and vice versa (death may result)

Animals being treated with cisapride should not be given azithromycin or other macrolide antibiotics

Drugs metabolized by cytochrome P450 (e.g. carbamazepine, terfenadine, cyclosporine, hexobarbital, and phenytoin) will have their serum levels elevated by azithromycin

Oral antacids reduce the absorption of azithromycin

Dosing Information on Azithromycin for Dogs and Cats

Medication should never be administered without first consulting your veterinarian.

In dogs, the usual dosage is 2.5 to 5 mg per pound (5 to 10 mg/kg) orally once daily for up to 7 days.

In cats, the usual dosage is 2.5 to 7.5 mg per pound (5 to 15 mg/kg) orally every 12 to 24 hours for up to 7 days.

The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects.

Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse.

Azithromycin for Pets

If your dog or cat has a bacterial infection, your pet's veterinarian may prescribe Azithromycin, an antibiotic that is effective against a range of bacteria that cause infections in the throat, lungs, ears, and skin.

  • Treats bacterial infections of the upper respiratory system, skin, ears and more
  • For dogs and cats
  • Available in a range of dosages and formulations

Dogs and cats can get common upper respiratory bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, as well as bacterial infections of the skin and ears. If your pet is suffering from one of these infections, your pet's veterinarian may prescribe Azithromycin. This powerful prescription medication stops the spread of the infection and kills bacteria by preventing the bacteria from producing proteins, which is necessary for growth. For your convenience, we compound Azithromycin into different dosage levels and two, easy dosing formulations -- flavored oral suspensions and tablets.

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