LINCOMIX 60%

COMPOSITION

Each gram of product contains the active substance Lincomycin hydrochloride 600 mg

TARGET SPECIES

Pigs and chickens (broilers) 

INDICATIONS

Pigs in the treatment of dysentery and enzootic pneumonia, caused by Lincomycin hydrochloride-susceptible germs.

Chickens (broilers) in the treatment of mycoplasmosis and necrotic enteritis, caused by Lincomycin hydrochloride-susceptible germs.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients. Do not administer to rabbits, hamsters, Guinea pigs, chinchillas, horses and ruminants because lincomycin can cause serious gastrointestinal disorders in these species. 

ADVERSE REACTIONS

None known. 

DOSAGE FOR EACH SPECIES, METHOD AND ROUTE(S) OF ADMINISTRATION

The treatment consists of oral administration of Lincomix 60% in drinking water, individually or in mass, for 5 consecutive days at different doses, depending on species, age, body weight, physiological status and state of health. 

For pigs: Administer a dose of 10 mg lincomycin/kg body weight/day, i.e., 17 mg product/kg body weight/day.

For chickens (broilers): Administer a dose of 10-20 mg lincomycin/kg body weight/day, i.e., 17-34 mg product/kg body weight/day. For mass treatment, we recommend the correct calculation of total body weight and quantity of product to be administered, using the following formula: Mg product/kg body weight/day * average body weight (kg) of animals to be treated/daily average water consumption (L/animal/day) = mg product/L water  

WARNINGS/ADVICE ON CORRECT ADMINISTRATION

Throughout treatment, animals should consume only medicated water.

The product should be well diluted in drinking water to achieve a uniform dispersion of the product.

The consumption of medicated water depends on the clinical condition of the animals. 

To ensure a correct dose, the body weight of the animals should be accurately determined, whenever possible, to avoid underdosing. Medicated drinking water should be freshly prepared every 24 hours.

WITHDRAWAL PERIOD(S)

Meat and offal:

Pigs: 0 days

Chickens (broilers): 5 days

Do not use in poultry laying or that will lay eggs for human consumption.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE

Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store in the original package. Store in a dry place. Keep away from direct light. Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date printed on the label.

SHELF LIFE

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years. Shelf-life after first opening the immediate packaging: 28 days. Shelf-life after dilution in drinking water: 24 hours

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USE IN ANIMALS

Because of the variability (time, geographical area) in the susceptibility of bacteria when using the product, bacteriological sampling and susceptibility testing for isolated microorganisms from sick animals is recommended. If this is not possible, the treatment should be based on local epidemiological information (region, farm) concerning the target bacteria’s susceptibility.

Using the product in violation of the instructions in the SmPC may increase the prevalence of lincomycin resistance and may decrease the effectiveness of treatments because of their potential cross-resistance. When using the product, official and local policies regarding antimicrobial substances shall be observed.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE PRODUCT:

Handling a product of this nature may generate dust particles in the air, when overexposure to lincomycin may cause irritation of the eyes, skin and of the respiratory tract in case of inhalation.

Adequate protective measures should be taken during product dilution in drinking water.

The person handling the product must wear goggles and protective mask. In case of contact with eyes, wash with plenty of water. After use, wash hands with water and soap. 

Do not eat, drink or smoke during product handling.

Those with known hypersensitivity to lincomycin should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.

USE DURING PREGNANCY, LACTATION AND EGG-LAYING PERIOD

The product can be used in pregnant or lactating sows.

Do not use in poultry during laying periods.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICINAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERACTION

It is not recommended to use with erythromycin, because an antagonistic effect may occur.

OVERDOSE (SYMPTOMS, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, ANTIDOTES)

The recommended doses should be observed.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

In the absence of compatibility studies, this medicinal product shall not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products. 

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED PRODUCTS OR WASTE MATERIALS, IF ANY

Medicines should not be disposed of via waste water or household waste.

Ask your vet for information on how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures contribute to environmental protection.

The treated animals will be kept in shelters throughout the treatment and the manure from them will be collected and SHALL NOT be used for soil fertilisation.

The medicine should not be discharged into water courses due to its danger to fish and aquatic organisms.

PRESENTATION/PACKAGE 

Immediate packaging - 25g, 50g, 100g, 1kg, 5kg laminated PET foil/low-density polyethylene bags; 10kg, 25kg, 50kg laminated PET foil/low-density polyethylene bags. 

Secondary packaging - carton box x 400 bags x 25 g each; carton box x 200 bags x 50 g each; carton box x 100 bags x 100 g each; carton box x 15 bags x 1 kg each; carton box x 4 bags x 5 kg each.