Tylan® is a macrolide antibiotic, in the same family as erythromycin, used primarily in chickens, turkeys, swine, and honey bees. It is used in cats, dogs, and small mammals to treat diarrhea, gastrointestinal tract inflammation, chronic colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. The use of Tylan® in cats, dogs and small mammals is “off-label” which is common in veterinary medicine, follow your veterinarians directions very carefully as they may differ from the label on the product
Your pet may experience lack of appetite and vomiting and diarrhea may occur. If stomach upset occurs, try giving the medication with food. If symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting and lack of appetite persist, contact your veterinarian. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, Chlamydia, and mycoplasma organisms
Administer as directed by veterinarian. Powder is very bitter; it may be better administered by placing the powder into an empty gelatin capsule or cold butter. It can also be compounded into a liquid. Discuss administration options with your veterinarian.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for use in humans.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together. Drug interactions have not been well established with Tylan®. The following drugs can potentially interact with Tylan®: digoxin, azole antifungals, cisapride, chloramphenicol, clindamycin, lincomycin, diltiazem, verapamil, omeprazole, disopyramide, methylprednisolone, midazolam, alprazolam, triazolam, quinidine, sildenafil, tacrolimus, and theophylline.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform Vetsource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; widespread hives and itching.