Equis ISSN 2398-2977 Therapeutics: macrolides lincosamides Introduction Preparations Introduction Well-absorbed following oral administration. Inactivated by hepatic metabolism. Concentrated in acidic fluids eg milk (hence long withdrawal periods in cattle) and prostatic fluid. Usually bacteriostatic. Lincosamides can cause fatal enterocolitis See also: Therapeutics: antibacterials - overview Therapeutics: antimicrobials . Tetracyclines Therapeutics: tetracyclines . Aminoglycosides Therapeutics: aminoglycosides . Beta lactam antibacterials Therapeutics: beta-lactam antibacterials . Chloramphenicols Therapeutics: chloramphenicol . Sulfonamides and potentiated sulfonamides Therapeutics: sulfonamides . Nitrofurans Therapeutics: nitrofurans / nitroimidazoles / quinolones . Preparations This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further Reading PublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th end. Ed: Bishop, Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.