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Lincocin

Lincocin is an antibiotic used most often to treat upper respiratory infections and skin diseases caused by susceptible bacteria. It is available as 100mg, 200mg and 500mg scored tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 10mg/pound by mouth every 12 hours or 7mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours. (sold per tablet)

Generic Name
Lincomycin (lin-ko-my�-sin)

Brand Name(s)
Lincocin (Pharmacia and Upjohn)

What is this medication used for
Lincomycin is an antibiotic used in the treatment of gram positive infections such as upper respiratory, septicemia and infections of the skin and adjoining tissues when caused by susceptible organisms.

Availability
Lincomycin is a prescription medication available as tablets, Aquadrops and injectable.

How this medicine should be used
Lincomycin is FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine. The usual oral dose in dogs and cats is 10mg/pound every 12 hours or 7mg/pound every 8 hours.

What are the side effects
Side effects of lincomycin may include vomiting or diarrhea.

What special precautions are there
Linomycin should not be used in animals allergic to it. Do not give this medication to animals with known, preexisting monilial infections. Do not give this medication to rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and horses. This medication is not for use in humans.

In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store at room temperature away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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