DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
NADA 055-058, Approved by FDA
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Cloxal (cloxacillin benzathine) for Intramammary Infusion into the Dry Cow is a product which provides bactericidal activity against gram-positive bacteria. The active agent, Cloxal benzathine, is a sparingly soluble salt of the semisynthetic penicillin, Cloxal. Cloxal is a derivative of 6-aminopenicillanic acid, and therefore is chemically related to other penicillins. It has, however, the antibacterial properties described below, which distinguish it from certain other penicillins.
Each 10 mL disposable syringe contains Cloxal benzathine equivalent to 500 mg of Cloxal activity in a stable peanut oil gel. This product was manufactured by a non-sterilizing process.
Do not store above 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.
In the non-lactating mammary gland, Cloxal (cloxacillin benzathine) provides bactericidal levels of the active antibiotic, Cloxal, for a prolonged period of time. This prolonged activity is due to the low solubility of the Cloxal benzathine and to the slow-release oil-gel base. This prolonged contact between the antibiotic and the pathogenic organism enhances the probability of a bacteriological cure.
Cloxal is not destroyed by the enzyme, penicillinase, and therefore, is active against penicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus. It is also active against non-penicillinase-producing Staphylococcus aureus as well as Streptococcus agalactiae.
The class disc, Methicillin 5 mcg, should be used to estimate the in vitro susceptibility of bacteria to Cloxal.
For the treatment of mastitis in dairy cows during the dry period.
Cloxal has been shown by extensive clinical studies to be efficacious in the treatment of mastitis in dry cows, when caused by Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus including penicillin-resistant strains.
Treatment of the dry cow with Cloxal is indicated in any cow known to harbor any of these organisms in the udder at drying off, or which has had repeated attacks of mastitis during the previous lactation, or is affected with mastitis at drying off, if caused by susceptible organisms.
Dosage for Dry Cows:
Infuse the contents of one syringe (10 mL) into each quarter following the last milking. See Directions for Use.
Directions for Use:
Cloxal (cloxacillin benzathine) is for use in dry cows only. Administer immediately after the last milking. Use no later than 30 days prior to calving.
Completely milk out all four quarters. The udder and teats should be thoroughly washed with warm water containing a suitable dairy antiseptic and dried, preferably using individual paper towels. Carefully scrub the teat end and orifice with 70% alcohol, using a separate swab for each teat. Allow to dry.
Cloxal is packaged with the Opti-Sert® Protective Cap.
For partial insertion: Twist off upper portion of the Opti-Sert Protective Cap to expose 3–4 mm of the syringe tip.
For full insertion: Remove protective cap to expose the full length of the syringe tip.
Insert syringe tip into the teat canal and expel the entire contents of syringe into the quarter. Withdraw the syringe and gently massage the quarter to distribute the medication.
Do not infuse contents of the mastitis syringe into the teat canal if the Opti-Sert Protective Cap is broken or damaged.
Because it is a derivative of 6-aminopenicillanic acid, Cloxal has the potential for producing allergic reactions. Such reactions are rare; however, should they occur, the subject should be treated with antihistamines or pressor amines, such as epinephrine.
1. For use in dry cows only.
2. Not to be used within 30 days of calving.
3. Any animal infused with this product must not be slaughtered for food until 30 days after the latest infusion.
Cloxal (cloxacillin benzathine) Intramammary Infusion is supplied as 10 mL syringes containing 500 mg of Cloxal activity per syringe. One display carton contains 12 syringes. One pail contains 144 syringes.
NDC 0010-4720-01 - 10 mL syringe
NDC 0010-4720-02 - 12 syringes
NDC 0010-4720-03 - 144 syringes
Opti-Sert is a registered trademark of Zoetis W LLC - used under license.
Cloxal is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
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Made in Italy
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
St. Joseph, MO 64506 U.S.A.
Cloxal pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Cloxal available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Cloxal destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Cloxal Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Cloxal pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Cloxal?
Depending on the reaction of the Cloxal after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Cloxal not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Cloxal addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology