Chlortetracycline HCl 100 mg/g.
Each gram of product contains:
Chlortetracycline HCl (active substance): 500 mg
Pigs and chickens.
Pigs: for treatment of infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria: Corynebacterium spp., Erysipelothrix spp., Listeria spp., Actinobacillus spp., Bordetella spp., Francisella spp., Haemophillus spp., Pasteurella spp., Campylobacter spp., Leptospira spp., Actinomyces spp., Mycoplasma spp., Chlamydia spp., Rickettsia spp.
Chickens: for treatment of respiratory and digestive infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria: Corynebacterium spp., Erysipelothrix spp., Listeria spp., Streptococcus spp., Actinobacillus spp., Bordetella spp., Francisella spp., Haemophillus spp., Pasteurella spp., Campylobacter spp., Borellia spp., Leptospira spp., Actinomyces spp., Mycoplasma spp., Chlamydia spp., Rickettsia spp. şi Anaplasma spp.
Clortetradem 50 is administered via drinking water in the following dosages:
Pigs: 87 mg Clortetradem 50 /kg b.w./day (equivalent with 40 mg chlortetracycline/kg b.w./day) administered for 5 consecutive days.
Chickens: 44 – 108 mg Clortetradem 50 /kg b.w./day (equivalent with 20 – 50 mg chlortetracycline/kg b.w./day), administered for 5 consecutive days.
For any information regarding this veterinary medicinal product, please contact the local representative of the marketing authorization holder.
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Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to tetracyclines.
In some cases, the animal with severe renal failure could develop adverse reactions characterized by: anorexia, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal colic, painful defecation.
The possible toxic phenomena are due to chlortetracycline high concentrations in blood and tissues, which occur after the administration of multiple high doses and in low intervals or in case of severe renal failure.
Digestive system: anorexia, vomits, diarrhea, abdominal colic and pancreatitis; administered for long periods of time can produce staphylococcal enteritis or candidosis (oral, intestinal, pulmonary).
Teeth: dental pigmentation, caries and dental enamel hypoplasia in suckling and young off-springs to whom mothers were treated with Clortetradem 50 in the latest period of gestation or after birth.
Special precautions for storage
Store in original packaging, at temperature bellow 25oC, protected from moisture and direct sunlight. Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.
Shelf life after dilution in drinking water, according to directions: 24 hours.
Shelf-life after first opening of package: 7 days.
Do not use after expiry date which is stated on the label.
Advice on correct administration
During treatment, the animals should drink only medicated water. Medicated drinking water should be freshly prepared every 24 hours. To ensure a correct dosage, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid underdosing. Watering animals from metal waterers will be avoided as much as possible. The uptake of medicated water is dependant on the clinical condition of animals. In order to obtain the correct dosage, the concentration in drinking water may have to be adjusted. The use of suitable calibrating weighing equipment is recommended if part packs are used.
Meat and offal
Pigs: 7 days.
Chickens: 3 days.
Eggs: 3 days.
Due to variability (time, geographical) in susceptibility of bacteria for chlortetracycline, bacteriological sampling and susceptibility testing of microorganisms from diseased animals on farm are highly recommended. As eradication of the target pathogens may not be achieved, medication should therefore be combined with good management practices, e.g. good hygiene, proper ventilation, no overstocking.
Handle product carefully to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions. Avoid product contact with skin and eyes, as irritation may occur. In case of contact with skin or eyes, rinse with plenty of water. After using the product, wash your hands. During the preparation and administration of medicated drinking water, skin contact with the product and inhalation of powder particles should be avoided. When mixing and handling the veterinary medicinal product, appropriate personal protective equipment consisting of gloves and a respirator (either a disposable mask in accordance with European Standard EN149 or a respirator in accordance with European Standard EN140 with a filter in accordance with the European Standard EN 143).
In case of accidental ingestion or the occurrence of symptoms characterized by skin rash, seek medical advice. Serious symptoms such as face swelling, lips or eye lids, accompanied by breath difficulties, are life-threatening symptoms and need immediate medical attention.
Pharmacodynamic incompatibility with penicillins, betalactams, cephalosporins, streptomycin, erythromycin, vitamin B complex. Physicochemical incompatibility with antacid substances, milk-based products, bivalent cations (Mg, Ca, Fe, Al, Zn).
Special precautions for the disposal of unused product or waste materials
For the environmental protection, medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Bags 10g, 25g, 50g, 100g, 500g, 1000g, 5kg, 10kg and 25kg.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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