Lincodem 50

Lincomycin HCl 500 mg/g.
Premix for medicated feed for pigs and chickens


Each gram of product contains:
Lincomycin HCl (active substance): 100 mg

Target species

Pigs and chickens.


In pigs and chickens the product is indicated for treatment and control of bacterial infections caused by susceptible bacteria:

Gram-positive anaerobs (Clostridium spp., Bacteroides spp., Fusobacterium spp.) and aerobs (Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Bacillus spp.), most of Mycoplasma species, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Actinobacillus spp. and some species of Actinomyces, Nocardia and Bordetella.


The product is administered via drinking water in the following dosages:

In chickens: 30-40 mg Lincodem 50/kg body weight/day, for 7 consecutive days.

In pigs: 30-40 mg Lincodem 50/kg body weight/day, for 7 consecutive days.

For any information regarding this veterinary medicinal product, please contact the local representative of the marketing authorization holder.


Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to lincomycin or the excipient.

Do not use in piglets because this a type of animals do not have the adequate enzymatic equipment to metabolize the antibiotic.

Side effects

Rarely, in some animals was noticed diarrhea. In 10% of the animals pseudomembranous colitis was observed.

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. 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.

Withdrawal period

Pigs: 4 days.

Chickens: 4 days.

Eggs: 7 days.

Special warnings

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. Do not eat, drink or smoke while using the product. 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.

Due to variability (time, geographical) in susceptibility of bacteria for lincomycin, 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.

In studies carried out on laboratory animals no teratogenic, embryotoxic or maternal toxic effects were observed, the product can be used safely.

Lincodem 50 cannot be administered simultaneously with veterinary medicinal products containing kaolin or pectins because its absorption is blocked. It cannot be combined with macrolides and betalactams. It can be associated with all ionophore anticoccidians. It acts synergistically with aminoglycosides.

Overdose can produce gastrointestinal disorders manifested by diarrhea and/or vomiting or pseudomembranous colitis. Remove the medicated water. The animals are clinically monitored and, if necessary, supportive treatment for vital functions should be initiated.

It acts antagonistically with antibiotics from the group of beta-lactams (penicillins and cephalosporins) and macrolides (erythromycin, tylosin, tilmicosin).


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.

Other information

Bags 10g, 25g, 50g, 100g, 500g, 1000g, 5kg, 10kg and 25kg.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

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