Zoetis
Synulox 250 mg for dogs 1 tablet

Treatment of skin disease, soft tissue infections, dental infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory disease and enteritis in dogs

This drug is unauthorized in certain countries
Prescription required* (Exceptions apply)

SYNULOX PALATABLE TABLETS 250 mg

SYNULOX QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Active ingredients: mg per tablet
Amoxicillin 200.0
(as Amoxicillin Trihydrate) 229.5
Clavulanic acid 50.0
(as Potassium Clavulanate) 59.5
Erythrosine Lake (E127) 17.50

For the full list of all other excipients see section 6.1.

SYNULOX PHARMACEUTICAL FORM

Tablet.
(Circular pink scored tablets).

SYNULOX CLINICAL PARTICULARS

Target species

Cats and dogs.

Indications for use, specifying the target species

The product has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of diseases of cats and dogs including: Skin disease (including deep and superficial pyodermas); soft tissue infections (abscesses and anal sacculitis); dental infections (e.g. gingivitis); urinary tract infections; respiratory disease (involving upper and lower respiratory tract); enteritis.

Contraindications

The product should not be given to rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters or gerbils. Caution is advised in their use in any other very small herbivores.

Special warnings for each target species

None.

Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

None.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Hypersensitivity to penicillins may lead to cross-reactions to cephalosporins and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious.

Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions.
If you develop symptoms following exposure such as a skin rash, you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty with breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Wash hands after use.

Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)

None known.

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

The product can be safely used in pregnant and lactating animals.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

Administration: by the oral route.
Dosage rate: 12.5 mg/kg bodyweight.
Dosage frequency: The following table is intended as a guide to dispensing at the standard dose rate of 12.5 mg/kg, twice daily.



For the majority of infections including those of the skin, urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract, the above dosage regime is effective. Refractory cases however particularly of the respiratory tract have shown improved cure rates by doubling the dose to 25mg/kg bodyweight twice daily.
Duration of therapy:
Routine cases involving all indications:
The majority of these cases respond to between 5 and 7 days therapy.

Chronic or refractory cases:
In these cases, where there is considerable tissue damage, a longer course of therapy maybe required in that it allows sufficient time for damaged tissue to repair. Based on clinical trials, the following durations are suggested as guidelines:

Chronic skin disease 10 – 12 days
Chronic cystitis 10 – 28 days
Respiratory disease 8 – 10 days

The product is effective against Klebsiella infections found in veterinary practice, but it is not indicated for cases involving Pseudomonas species.
Tablets are often accepted from the hand, even by sick dogs and cats. Alternatively, the tablets may be crumbled and added to a little food.

Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

The product is of low order toxicity to the target species. No adverse side effects are to be expected from accidental overdose.

Withdrawal period

Not applicable.

SYNULOX PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

The ingredients have a notably broad spectrum of bactericidal activity against bacteria commonly found in cats and dogs.
Resistance to many antibiotics is caused by ß-lactamase enzymes which destroy the antibiotic before it can act on the bacteria themselves. The clavulanate counteracts this defence mechanism by inactivating the ß-lactamases, thus rendering the organisms sensitive to amoxicillin’s rapid bactericidal effect, at concentrations readily attainable in the body.
In vitro Synulox is active against a wide range of clinically important aerobic and anaerobic bacteria including:

Gram-positive: Staphylococci (including ß-lactamase producing strains); Clostridia; Arcanobacteria (Corynebacteria); Peptostreptococcus spp; Streptococci.

Gram-negative: Bacteroides spp (including ß-lactamase producing strains); Escherichia coli (including most ß-lactamase producing strains); Salmonellae (including ß-lactamase producing strains); Bordetella bronchiseptica; Campylobacter spp; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Klebsiellae; Pasteurellae; Proteus spp.

ATCvet Code: QJ01CR02

SYNULOX PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

List of excipients

Erythrosine Lake (E127)
Magnesium Stearate
Sodium Starch Glycollate, Type A
Silica Colloidal Anhydrous
Yeast Dried
Microcrystalline Cellulose

Incompatibilities

None known.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25°C.
Store in a dry place.

Nature and composition of immediate packaging

Tablets are packed in laminated aluminium foil strips containing 5 x 2 tablets. 250 mg tablets are in packs of 100 and 250.

Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products, if appropriate

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER

Zoetis UK Limited
5th Floor, 6 St. Andrew Street
London
EC4A 3AE

From
1
. . . .
1.79 €
From
10
. . . .
1.73 €
From
20
. . . .
1.67 €
From
30
. . . .
1.62 €
From
40
. . . .
1.57 €
From
100
. . . .
1.52 €
1.79
Order within 14h 39m 33s (before 12AM)
And receive your order
on Friday 18 October
AIR FREIGHT

Customers who buy this product, usually buy: