Help to resolve your pets infection with Zithromax liquid when it is used exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. What is Zithromax?
This is an antibiotic that is used in the treatment of certain skin, respiratory, and other susceptible infections in small animals. It is a powder that is reconstituted and administered as a liquid. What are the benefits of Zithromax?
- Effective in the treatment of targeted respiratory, skin, and other infections.
- Given as a liquid so it can be accurately dosed in the smallest of animals.
- Liquid is easy to administer and it can be given safely in several species of small animals.
Dogs, cats, and rabbits can be given Zithromax. How is this medication given?
Give all medication orally. Shake the bottle well before giving each dose. Zithromax can be given on an empty stomach but always give this medication exactly according to your veterinarians prescribe instructions. Always complete all doses that have been prescribed unless otherwise directed or infection may recur or worsen. If you do not understand how to use Zithromax correctly, contact your veterinarian for further guidance. How does this medication work?
Zithromax is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by halting the protein production of susceptible bacteria which causes it to stop growing and reproducing. If bacteria cannot grow or reproduce, it will eventually die and the infection will resolve with some assistance from the body's immune system. What results can I expect?
The bloodstream will carry Zithromax from the GI tract to infected tissues. It will stop the growth and reproduction of susceptible bacteria so your pets infection will resolve. Your pets symptoms should improve. It can take several doses before improvement is observed. If your pet seems worse or his/her symptoms are not resolving after all medication is completed, call your veterinarian. What form(s) does Zithromax come in?
This is a powder that is reconstituted and given by mouth as liquid. Generic Name:
Azithromycin (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Zithromax Dose and Administration:
Finish all medication exactly according to your veterinarians instructions. Stopping this medication too soon can cause infection to recur or worsen. Give only to the pet it has been prescribed for. If you forget to give a dose, give it when you remember but never give two doses at once. Call your veterinarian if you have any questions. Uses:
Zithromax is used in the treatment of susceptible bacterial infections. Possible Side Effects:
Gastrointestinal side effects (vomiting/diarrhea) are most common. Liver damage is also possible but this is rare. Pets that are hypersensitive to this or similar medications can have a true allergic reaction. Other side effects may occur. Call your veterinarian immediately if your pet is acting ill while taking this medication. Drug and Food Interactions:
Interactions may occur with some vitamins, supplements, cisapride, cyclosporine, digoxin, and antacids. Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian prior to starting Zithromax. Precautions:
Zithromax should not be given to pets who have an allergy to it or similar antibiotics. Pets with liver disease should take this medication cautiously and only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
The risks to pregnant/lactating females are unknown. Follow-up exams or laboratory tests may be recommended by your veterinarian. Storage:
Zithromax should be stored at room temperature out of reach from children and pets. Once powder has been reconstituted into a liquid, it should be used within 14 days. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Zithromax.