AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Doxycycline Hyclate liquid injections.
This medication provides broad antibacterial protection against a wide variety of infectious agents by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis.
Doxycycline is most commonly used to treat toxoplasmosis, leptospirosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, psittacosis, mycoplasma, and Lyme disease. It may also be used in the treatment of certain upper respiratory infections and in cases of methicillin-resistant Staph intermedius (MRSI) in animals. Additionally, doxycycline is sometimes used in combination with other medications when treating heartworm infections.
It is important to note that AdvaCare’s doxycycline hyclate liquid injections are for veterinary purposes only, and altho’ there are similar medications available for human consumption, you should only use the medication prescribed by a veterinary doctor or animal care specialist for an animal.
As with all veterinary medicine, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of doxycycline hyclate. Always consult a veterinary physician or animal care specialist for medical advice before use.
Side effects include:
The most commonly reported side effects associated with the use of doxycycline in dogs and cats are nausea and vomiting. Administering the medication with food is beneficial. Diarrhea is also sometimes observed in animals being treated with doxycycline.
When given to immature animals, doxycycline may permanently stain teeth. The drug is also known to irritate the esophagus if allowed to become stuck during swallowing. This can potentially cause scarring and difficulty swallowing. Following administration of tablets with at least 6 cc of water is helpful.
Animals may erroneously test positive for glucose on urine dipstick tests when taking doxycycline. Doxycycline should not be used in animals undergoing treatment with digoxin, as tetracyclines are known to make digoxin act stronger. Doxycycline is also known to interact with supplements that contain calcium and/or iron. When these medications are given at the same time, there is a risk that neither will be absorbed properly.
Administering doxycycline in combination with theophylline, such as in the treatment of a kennel cough, may result in nausea. Other drugs known to interact with doxycycline include anticoagulants, barbiturates, insulin, bismuth subsalicylate, aminophylline, methoxyflurane, kaolin/pectin, cathartics, certain other bactericidals, and others.
Doxycycline should be used cautiously in young, pregnant, or lactating animals, and in pets with a severe liver disease. The teeth should not be brushed for two full weeks following administration.
Doxycycline should not be used in animals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug. Any known or suspected overdose should be reported to a veterinarian right away.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult a veterinary physician.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please seek veterinary medical treatment immediately.