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Doxycycline

Contributor(s): Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Doxycycline.

Class of drug

  • Lipid-soluble tetracycline antibiotic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Recommended when tetracyclines are indicated in animals with renal impairment.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Antacids, calcium, magnesium and iron salts
  • Absorption of doxycycline reduced.

Phenobarbitone, phenytoin and primidone

  • Increase the metabolism of doxycycline thus decreasing the plasma levels.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Carpenter J W, Mashima T Y, Gentz E J et al (1995) Caring for rabbits: an overview and formulary. Vet Med 90 (4), 340-364 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • The Veterinary Formulary. (1998) 4th edn. Bishop Y (ed). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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