Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Tylosin

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

Introduction

Name

  • Tylosin.

Class of drug

  • Macrolide antibiotic.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C46H77N17.

Molecular weight

  • 916.1.

Physical properties

  • Injectable solution.
  • Soluble powder.
  • Granules.

Storage requirements

  • <25°C.
  • Store in a dry environment.

Uses

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Indications

  • Tylosin sensitive organisms.
  • The same antibacterial spectrum as Erythromycin Erythromycin but is generally less active against bacteria.
Tylosin should be used based upon bacterial isolation, culture and sensitivity. If this is not available/ feasible, use should be based upon local epidemiological information.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Do not mix injectable form with other solutions, as precipitates of the active ingredients may form.

Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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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.
  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) Product Information Database. Website: www.vmd.defra.gov.uk.

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