Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Lincomycin

Synonym(s): Lincosamide antibiotic

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Lincomycin.

Class of drug

  • Lincosamide antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • (2S-trans)-methyl 6,8-dideoxy-6-[[(1-methyl-4-propyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)carbonyl]amino]-1-thio-D-erythro-alpha-D-galacto-octopyranoside.

Molecular formula

  • C18H34N2O6S.

Physical properties

  • Intramammary tubes.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Protect from freezing.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of mastitis in lactating cows.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Due to antagonistic action at the 50S ribosomal sub-unit; do not use concurrently with macrolides.

Withdrawal Period

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN: 0-85369-579-2.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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