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Commonly used feline drugs and their dosages

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Dosages for drugs commonly used in treating cats. Dosages are given per pound (0.4536 kg) of body weight, except as noted. WARNING: Not be used as a substitute for your veterinarian. Many drugs have adverse side effects, some of which can be LETHAL!

 

Albendazole

 

Valbazen Giardia 12 mg/lb Twice a day for two days

Amoxicillin

 

Amoxi-Drops, Biomox, Polymox Bacterial infections 5-10 mg/lb Once to twice a day

Amoxicillin-potassium clavulanate

 

Augmentin, Clavamox, Synulox Bacterial infections 2.5-5 mg/lb Twice a day

Ampicillin

 

Polycillin, Polyflex Bacterial infections 10-15 mg/lb Three times a day

Azithromycin

 

Zithromax, Azitrocin Bacterial/mycoplasmal infections 2.5 - 10 mg/lb Once a day to every other day

Cefaclor

 

Ceclor Bacterial infections 5-15 mg/lb Twice to three times a day

Cefadroxil

 

Cefa-Drops, Cefa-Tabs, DuriCef Bacterial infections 5-15 mg/lb Twice to three times a day

Cefazolin

 

Ancef, Kefzol Bacterial infections 5-15 mg/lb Twice to three times a day

Cefpodoxime proxetil

 

Simplicef, Vantin Bacterial infections 2 to 5 mg/lb once a day

Cephalexin

 

Keflex Bacterial infections 5-15 mg/lb Twice to three times a day

Chloramphenicol

 

Chloromycetin bacterial infections 6-12 mg/lb twice a day

Ciprofloxacin

 

Cipro Bacterial infections 5 mg/lb twice a day

Clarithromycin

 

Biaxin Bacterial/mycoplasmal infections 2.5 mg/lb Twice a day

Clindamycin

 

Antirobe Bacterial infections, especially in the mouth 5-10 mg/lb Once a day

Clomipramine

 

Anafranil Urine spraying 0.1-0.25 mg/lb Once a day

Domperidone

 

Motilium Lactation stimulation 0.025-0.05 mg/lb Once or twice a day

Doxycycline

 

Vibramycin Bacterial and mycoplasma infections, chlamydia 3 mg/lb Twice a day. MUST be given with water or as a suspension.

Enrofloxacin

 

Baytril Bacterial infections 2 mg/lb Once a day. DO NOT exceed 2.3 mg/pound per day

Erythromycin

 

  Bacterial infections 2 -10 mg/lb Three times a day

Febental

 

Drontal Plus Giardiasis 56.5 mg per cat Once a day for five days

 

 

Fenbendazole

 

Panacur Roundworms, giardia 23 mg/lb Once a day for three days

Fipronil

 

 

 

 

Frontline Fleas, mites 4 mg/lb Once a month. If using dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per pound.

Fluconazole

 

Diflucan Fungal infections/ringworm 5 mg/lb Every other day

Griseofulvin

 

Fulvicin Ringworm 7 mg/lb microsized, 3.5 mg/lb ultramicrosized Twice a day

Imidacloprid

 

Advantage Fleas 5 mg/lb Once a month. If using dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per pound.

Itraconazole

 

Sporonox Fungal infections/ringworm 5 mg/lb Once a day

Ivermectin

 

Ivomec Roundworms, mites 0.2-0.4 mg/lb Treat once. Repeat in 2-3 weeks. 0.05 ml of 0.27% solution per pound or 0.1 ml of 1% solution PER ADULT CAT

L-Lysine

 

  Herpesvirus infections 250 mg per cat Twice a day

Medroxyprogesterone acetate

 

Depo-Provera, Ovaban Contraception 2.5 to 5 mg PER CAT once every 7-14 days

Methylprednisolone acetate

 

Depo-Medrol Anti-inflammatory 2.3 mg/lb SC every 3-8 weeks, depending on condition

Metoclopramide

 

Reglan Anti-emetic, milk production 0.1-0.2 mg/lb every eight hours

Metronidazole

 

Flagyl Giardia, IBD 5-20 mg/lb Once to twice a day, given with food

Moxidectin

 

Advantage Multi/Advocate External/internal parasites 0.5 mg/lb Topically, once a month

Orbifloxacin

 

Orbax Bacterial infections 1-3.5 mg/lb Once a day

Oxytocin

 

Pitocin Dystocia 1-2 IU per cat Given once

Penicillin

 

Penicillin G Procaine, Pen BP-48, Crystiben, Dual-Pen Bacterial infections 10,000-20,000 IU Every 4-48 hours, check label. Newborns: 0.05 ml at birth of 150,000 IU/ml Pen BP

Ponazuril

 

Bayer Marquis Paste Coccidiosis 10 mg/lb Given once, repeat in one week

Praziquantel

 

Droncit Tapeworms 0.05 ml/lb inj., 2.5 mg/lb oral Treat once

Propulsid

 

Cisapride megacolon, constipation 0.5 mg/lb twice a day, give 15 mins. before feeding

Pyrantel Pamoate

 

Nemex-2, Strongid T, Pyratabs, D-Worm, Evict Roundworms 2.5 mg/lb Treat once. Repeat in two weeks

 

 

 

 

 

Ronidazole

 

Tricho Plus tritrichomonas intestinal parasites 15-25 mg/lb once a day for two weeks  

Selamectin

 

Revolution Fleas, mites, roundworms 3 mg/lb Once a month. If using a dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per two pounds. CAUTION: this practice may increase the incidence of adverse reactions!  

Sulfadimethoxine

 

Albon Coccidiosis 12.5 mg/lb, double first dose Once a day  

Terbinafine

 

Lamisil Fungal infections/ringworm 15-20 mg/lb Once a day  

Tetracycline

 

Albaplex, Panamycin Bacterial infections 10 mg/lb Two to three times a day. MUST be given with water or as a suspension.  

Tinidazole

 

Tindamax anti-protozoal 7 mg/lb Once a day  

Toltrazuril

 

Baycox Coccidiosis 0.2 ml of 5% solution/lb Dose once, repeat in one week  

Triamcinolone acetonide

 

Vetalog Inflammation 0.01-0.1 mg/lb Once a day, use lowest effective dose  

Trimethoprim/Sulfadiazine and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole

 

Tribrissen, Septra, Bactrim Bacterial infections 15 mg/lb Once a day  

Tylosin

 

Tylan 50 Bacterial infection 10-20 mg/lb Twice a day  

 

 

 

 

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