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Doxycycline

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Mark Naguib


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

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed. Small Animal Formulary. Part B: Exotic Pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, UK. pp 195.
  • Johnson-Delaney C (2010) Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Degus and Duprasi. In BSAVA manual of exotic pets. 5th edn. Eds: Meredith A & Johnson-Delaney C. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, UK. pp 28–62.
  • Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W (2004) Formulary. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. pp 436-444.
  • Bishop Y (1998) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Organisation(s)

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