Tetracycline Compounded is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat various conditions caused by susceptible bacteria. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Tetracycline requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the capsule.
Cats and Dogs
Tetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis.
Tetracycline is not for use in pregnant, nursing or growing animals. Antibiotic medications can cause side effects or allergic reactions, such as diarrhea, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling. If your pet shows any abnormal signs, call your veterinarian. Do not give your pet multivitamins, calcium supplements, antacids, or laxatives within two hours before or after giving tetracycline.
Give this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your veterinarian. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely treated. Throw away any unused Tetracycline when it expires or when it is no longer needed. Do not give Tetracycline after the expiration date printed on the bottle. Expired Tetracycline can cause a dangerous syndrome that can result in damage to the kidneys.
Store Tetracycline at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.