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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in ruminants.
No known problems if used during pregnancy or lactation.
Chlortetracycline is of low toxicity and there is a wide safety margin at the recommended dosage. On rare occasions overdosage may cause diarrhoea and overgrowth of yeast and fungi. Under such conditions, withdraw medication and apply appropriate treatment.
The product is of low toxicity and side effects are rarely encountered. If suspected adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued immediately.
Chlortetracycline is sometimes used in association with other antimicrobials, notably sulphadimidine, penicillin and neomycin. There are no known adverse reactions with these or any other substances.
Official, national and regional antimicrobial policies should be taken into account when the product is used.
Withdrawal periods
Meat and offal:
Pigs: 10 days
Chickens: 2 days
Turkeys: 2 days
Ducks: 4 days
Chickens, turkeys and ducks - Eggs of treated animals should not be used for human consumption.
User warnings
If you know you are hypersensitive (allergic) to chloretracycline, do not handle the product. When handling this product, inhalation of the dust must be avoided by wearing a disposable half-mask respirator conforming to European Standard EN 149 or a non-disposable respirator to European Standard EN 140 with a filter to EN 143. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Gloves should be worn whilst handling this product. If contact with skin or eyes occurs, wash area immediately with clean fresh water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
Do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling the product. Hands and exposed skin should be washed thoroughly after use.