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Reptiles

Sulfadimidine

Synonym(s): Sulfamethazine

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Sulfadimidine (=sulfamethazine).

Class of drug

  • Antibiotic belonging to the family of the sulfonamides.

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-amino-N-(4,6-dimethylpyrimidin-2-yl) benzene-1-sulfonamide.

Molecular formula

  • C12H14N4O2S.

Molecular weight

  • 278.33.

Uses

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Indications

  • Coccidiosis Coccidiosis (Eimeria, Caryospora).
  • Uncommonly used for its antibacterial properties
  • Its use is not widespread in reptiles due to the more common use of other sulfonamides.
  • Little information in reptiles regarding the use of sulfadimidine.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Girling S J & Raiti P (2004) BSAVA Manual of Reptiles. BSAVA, UK. pp 383.
  • McArthur S, Wilkinson R & Meyer J (2004) Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles. Wiley Blackwell, UK. pp 579.
  • Bishop Y (1998) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 4th edn. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society, UK.

Organisation(s)

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

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