Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Doxycycline

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr

Introduction

Name

  • Doxycycline.

Class of drug

  • Lipid soluble tetracycline antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Drug of choice in rickettsia, Borrelia, leptospirosis.
  • Drug of choice in avian chlamydiosis.
  • Recommended when tetracyclines are indicated in animals with renal impairment.
  • Preferred by some to oxytetracycline for use in birds.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antacids, calcium, magnesium and iron salts

Phenobarbital, phenytoin and primidone

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • McGrotty YL & Knottenbelt CM (2002)Oesophageal stricture in a cat due to oral administration of tetracyclines.J Small Anim Pract.43(5), 221-223.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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