For all the good it does, Tylan Powder, like any other drug, carries a possibility of side effects. Owners should review each side effect carefully and determine if your animal may be affected. These side effects are general across the board and so will apply to dogs, cats, cattle, swine etc. Read on to see the side effects of Tylan Powder.
1. Allergic Reactions
All drugs carry a chance of causing an allergic reaction in the use and Tylan is not exempt from this. If your pets have shown previous allergic reactions to dirithromycin, azithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin and spiramycin, then they should not be given Tylan.
2. Gastrointestinal Distress
Tylan Powder is usually used to treat gastrointestinal issues. However, in the same way that anti-depressants can cause thoughts of suicide, Tylan may also cause bowel distress. You should mention any signs of diarrhea to your veterinarian and ensure that you keep your pet hydrated at all times.
3. Cross-drug Interactions
Not all medications play nicely with each other, and Tylan is also guilty of this. If your animal is receiving Chloramphenicol, Lincosamides or digitalis treatment , then proceed with caution before giving them Tylan. To be on the safe side, speak with your veterinarian and follow their recommendations.
4. Injection Site Swelling and Redness
Tylan can be administered via tablets, a soluble powder or an injection. If administered by an injection, then there may be sensitivity and swelling at the site, as well as some itching.
5. Bitter Taste
Tylan Powder is a bitter medicine, and your pet more than likely will not like the taste. But if your pet needs it, then they’ll have to bear it. Owners should ensure that the dosage was taken and not discarded. It usually helps to mask the taste by mixing the powder with the pet’s food.