A sterile aqueous solution containing Oxytetracycline Dihydrate Ph.Eur equivalent to 200 mg/ml of Oxytetracycline base.
Alamycin LA is specifically formulated to provide a prolonged action resulting in sustained antibacterial activity. Blood levels persist for at least 4 days. After administration by the intramuscular route maximum blood levels are achieved after 4 to 8 hours making Alamycin LA suitable for the treatment of acute infections. Oxytetracycline has been shown to be effective in vitro against the following bacterial species: Bordetella bronchiseptica, Corynebacterium pyogenes, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus somnus, Pasteurella haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella dublin, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus uberis.
Alamycin LA is indicated for use in cattle, sheep and pigs in the treatment of: atrophic rhinitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, Pasteurella haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida; navel/joint ill caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus; mastitis caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, and Streptococcus uberis; metritis caused by E. coli and Streptococcus pyogenes;
pasteurellosis and infections of the respiratory tract caused by Pasteurella haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida;
septicaemia caused by Salmonella dublin and Streptococcus pyogenes; erysipelas caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
Alamycin LA can also be used in the control of enzootic abortion in sheep.
If stored as directed Alamycin LA can be expected to retain its potency for 2 years from the manufacturing date. When the vial has been broached and the contents exposed to air, the solution may darken but the potency will be unchanged. Dispose of unused product in accordance with the appropriate local government regulations.