Label: API E.M ERYTHROMYCIN- erythromycin powder
- NDC Code(s): 17163-056-17
- Packager: MARS FISHCARE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
- Category: OTC ANIMAL DRUG LABEL
- DEA Schedule: None
- Marketing Status: unapproved drug other
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- ACTIVE INGREDIENT
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
Directions for Use:
For best results, remove activated carbon or filter cartridge from filter and continue aeration.
For each 20 gallons (75 L) of water add 1 scoop (1 tsp.).
For larger systems, for each 240 gallons (908 L) of water add 12 scoops (4 Tbsp.), or for each 960 gallons (3,634 L) of water add one cup.
Repeat dose after 24 hours.
Wait another 24 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water.
Repeat this treatment for a second time, for a total of 4 doses.
Four doses required for full course of treatment.
Then make a final 25% water change and add API BIO-CHEM ZORB, fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge.
This treatment may be repeated, if necessary.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
For aquarium use only.
Not for human consumption or for the treatment of fish intended for human consumption.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
May cause irritation.
Note: Medicating an aquarium with antibiotics may suppress the biological filter. API QUICK START contains live nitrifying bacteria to strengthen the biological filter. Add QUICK START after the final water change.
This product can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.
For more information go to wwwP65Warnings.ca.gov.
INDICATIONS & USAGE
Fin and Tail Rot:
Fins appear ragged and split. In severe cases, fins,and tail are almost completely eroded. Secondary fungal infections, observed as white, "cottony" growth, commonly occur.
Open Red Sores:
A bacterial infection that causes open red sores on body. Infections can range from very small ulcers to deep skin lesions. Coloring can range from reddish or gray ulcers to very dark areas associated with necrotic (dying) tissue.
Common bacterial infection that affects the mouth and other soft tissue. Fungus-like in appearance with red periphery. If left untreated severe erosion and lesions will develop.
A bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Fish may show blood streaks on the body and fins, bleeding (red patches) and localized swelling.
Bacterial Gill Disease:
Fish may breath heavily and show bright red gills. Fish may sit at bottom of aquarium or near the water's surface. However, visual diagnosis is often difficult.
Quarantine aquarium. Remove any dead fish immediately. Do not remove or add any live fish to the infected aquarium. Bacterial pathogens can be spread to other aquariums by nets, algae scrapers and wet hands.
To aid osmoregulation and ease stress of infected fish in freshwater aquariums, add 1 tablespoon of API AQUARIUM SALT for each 5 gallons (19 L) of aquarium water, or 1-1/4 cup for each 100 gallons (378 L).
This medication may be used with API anti-parasitic medications, API SUPER ICK CURE or API GENERAL CURE, to help prevent secondary bacterial infection.
- PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL
INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
API E.M ERYTHROMYCIN
Product Information Product Type OTC ANIMAL DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:17163-056 Route of Administration TOPICAL Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength ERYTHROMYCIN (UNII: 63937KV33D) (ERYTHROMYCIN - UNII:63937KV33D) ERYTHROMYCIN 400 mg in 5.2 g Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:17163-056-17 850 g in 1 JAR Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date unapproved drug other 03/01/2011 Labeler - MARS FISHCARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (049630700)