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

    Active Ingredient: 400 mg Erythromycin per teaspoon.

  • 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.

    ! WARNING:

    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

    Diagnostic Chart

    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.

    Mouth Fungus:

    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.

    Hemorrhagic Septicemia:

    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.

    Treatment Tips

    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

    API

    E.M. ERYTHROMYCIN

    TREATS BACTERIAL FISH DISEASE

    Broad spectrum control of bacterial

    fish inspections

    Fin and Tail Rot

    Open Red Sores

    Gill Disease

    Mouth Fungus

    Hemorrhagic

    Septicemia

    GUIDE

    Fish Problem

    Solving

    850 g

    Treats 3,270 U.S. gallons (12,375 L) of fresh or salt water.

    container label



  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    API E.M ERYTHROMYCIN 
    erythromycin powder
    Product Information
    Product TypeOTC ANIMAL DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:17163-056
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    ERYTHROMYCIN (UNII: 63937KV33D) (ERYTHROMYCIN - UNII:63937KV33D) ERYTHROMYCIN400 mg  in 5.2 g
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:17163-056-17850 g in 1 JAR
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    unapproved drug other03/01/2011
    Labeler - MARS FISHCARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (049630700)