Lincoject 10% w/v Solution 


Presentation


Lincoject is a clear colorless solution for parenteral administration containing, per ml:
Lincomycin, as Lincomycin Hydrochloride 100 mg
Benzyl Alcohol as preservative 9mg

Uses


In Dogs and Cats: For the treatment of infections caused by Lincomycin susceptible Gram-positive organisms, particularly streptococci and staphylococci, and certain anaerobic bacteria e.g. Bacteroides spp, Fusobacterium spp.
Pigs: For the treatment of infections caused by Lincomycin susceptible Gram-positive organisms e.g. staphylococci, streptococci, certain Gram-negative anaerobic organisms e.g. Serpulina (Treponema) hyodysenteriae, Bacteroides spp, Fusobacterium spp and Mycoplasma spp.

Dosage & Administration


For intramuscular or intravenous administration to dogs and cats. For intramuscular administration to pigs.
In Dogs and Cats: By intramuscular administration at a dose rate of 22mg/kg once daily or 11mg/kg every 12 hours. Intravenous administration at a dose rate of 11-22mg/kg one or two times per day.
Pigs: Intramuscularly at a dose rate of 4.5-11mg/kg once daily. Practice aseptic techniques.

Withdrawal Period


Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment.
Pigs may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 3 days from the last treatment.

Contraindictions, Warnings etc


Not recommended for use in species other than the dog, cat or pig. Administration to horses, ruminants, rabbits and rodents may result in severe or fatal enterocolitis.
Not to be given to animals with pre-existing monilial infection.
Lincoject is not effective against Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp, Enterococcus faecalis or yeasts.
Administration at higher levels than those recommended in pigs may cause diarrhoea and loose stools.
For administration of dose volumes less than 1.0ml a suitably calibrated syringe should be used.
When treating groups of pigs, the use of a multiple dose syringe is recommended. To refill the syringe, the use of a draw-off needle is recommended to avoid excessive broaching of the stopper.
Avoid contact with the product. In case of accidental eye or skin contact, wash off the affected area thoroughly with water.

Pharmaceutical Precautions


Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Protect from light
Following withdrawal of the first dose used, the product should be used within 28 days. Dispose of any unused product and empty container in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority.

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