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Synulox Palatable Tablets 50 mg and 250 mg:  Dosage and administration
 
 
Synulox Palatable Tablets 50 mg and 250 mg
Synulox Palatable Tablets 50 mg and 250 mg
Dosage and administration
Administration
By the oral route. Synulox palatable tablets are often accepted from the hand even by sick cats and dogs. Alternatively, the tablets may be crushed and added to a little food.
Dosage rate
12.5 mg/kg bodyweight.
Dosage frequency
The following table is intended as a guide to dispensing Synulox Palatable Tablets 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 dosing regime is effective.
Refractory cases, however, particularly those of the respiratory tract, have shown improved cure rates by doubling the dose to 25 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily. (Note that the smallest animals of 1 kg bodyweight when dosed with ½ tablet will already be receiving the doubled (25 mg/kg) dose rate.)
Duration of therapy
Routine cases involving all indications: The majority of these cases respond to between 5 and 7 days therapy.
 
Number of tablets per dose,
twice daily
 
Bodyweight (kg)
50 mg
250 mg
1– 2
½
3– 5
1
6– 9
2
10–13
3
14–18
4
19–25
1
26–35
36–49
2
50
3
Chronic or refractory cases
In these cases, where there is considerable tissue damage, a longer course of therapy may be 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
10–20 days
Chronic cystitis
10–28 days
Respiratory disease
8–10 days
           
 
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  Date updated: 18 May 2005