Alamycin Aerosol 3.58% W/W Cutaneous Spray, Solution
SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1. Name of the Veterinary Medicinal Product
Alamycin Aerosol 3.58% w/w cutaneous spray, solution
2. Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each 140g aerosol can contains 5g Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride (equivalent to 3.58% w/w).
Patent Blue V (E 131) 0.33% w/w as a marker dye
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1
3. Pharmaceutical Form
Cutaneous spray solution
A blue opaque solution.
4. Clinical Particulars
4.1 Target species:
Cattle, sheep and pigs
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species:
Alamycin Aerosol is indicated for the treatment of foot rot in sheep and topical infections caused by organisms sensitive to oxytetracycline in cattle, sheep and pigs.
4.4 Special Warnings for Each Target Species:
4.5 Special Precautions for Use:
Special Precautions for use in animals:
Keep away from the animal’s eyes
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to the animals:
Keep away from eyes.
Avoid contact with skin.
Avoid inhaling vapours.
Wash hands after use.
Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material.
Must be used in a well ventilated area.
Do not smoke when using this product.
4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness):
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay:
The product can be safely administered to pregnant and lactating animals.
4.8 Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction:
4.9 Amount to be administered and administration route:
For the treatment of foot rot, the hooves should be cleaned and pared prior to administration. Wounds should be cleaned prior to administration. Shake the can before use. Spray for a few seconds or until the lesion is adequately covered.
Treated sheep should be allowed to stand on dry ground for one hour before returning to pasture.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) (if necessary):
4.11 Withdrawal periods:
Cattle: Sheep: Pigs:
Meat – Zero days Meat – Zero days Meat – Zero days
Milk – Zero hours Milk – Zero hours
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antibiotic
ATCvet Code: QD06AA03
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties:
Oxytetracycline is a bacteriostatic antibiotic that inhibits protein synthesis in susceptible bacteria. Inside the cell it binds irreversibly to receptors on the 30S subunit of the bacterial ribosome where it interferes with the binding of the aminoacyl-transfer RNA to the acceptor site on the messenger RNA ribosome complex. This effectively prevents the addition of amino acids to the elongating peptide chain, inhibiting protein synthesis.
6. Pharmaceutical Particulars
List of excipients:
Patent Blue V (E131)
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.
6.4 Special precautions forstorage:
Pressurised container, protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures above 50°C.
Do not pierce or burn, even after use.
Do not store above 25ºC.
6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging:
Aluminium cans with valves caps and actuators (140g pack size).
The propellant is Nitrogen (oxygen-free).
6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products 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.
7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Norbrook Laboratories Limited
Co. Down, BT35 6JP
8. Marketing Authorisation Number
9. Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation
5thJune 1984/5thJune 2004
10. Date of Revision of the Text