Label: API GENERAL CURE- metronidazole praziquantel powder

  • NDC Code(s): 17163-016-17
  • 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 Ingredients: 500 mg Metronidazole and 150 mg Praziquantel 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 48 hours.

    Wait another 48 hours then change 25% of the aquarium water and add API BIO CHEM ZORB, fresh activated carbon or replace filter cartridge.

    Will not discolor water.

    Safe for use with live plants

  • 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.

    ! WARNING:

    This product can expose you to chemicals including Metronidazole, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.

    For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

  • INDICATIONS & USAGE

    Diagnostic Chart

    Gill and Skin Flukes:

    Very common fish parasites. Can be found on the gills, scales or skin. Not visible without the aid of magnification. Symptoms may include: darkening of skin, clamped fins, excess mucous. Fish may also swim erratically or become emaciated.

    Hole-in-the-Head Disease:

    Symptoms include pitting and erosion of skin and muscle tissue around the face and side of body. Many infected fish exhibit poor appetite, weight loss and nervousness.

    Wasting Disease:

    Fish parasites transmitted fromn fish to fish cause emaciation, anemia and lethargy.Tissue damage leading to subsequent ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract. Excess mucus and white stringy feces are often produced as a result of parasitic invasion.

    Swollen Abdomen:

    Fish infected with tapeworms (cestodes), often have an extended or swollen abdomen. Internal area of attachment results in damaged tissue. Fish normally show signs of reduction ingrowth and general malaise.

    Treatment Tips

    Quarantine aquarium. Remove any dead fish immediately. Do not remove or add any live fish to the infected aquarium. Parasitic infections are highly contagious and can spread to other aquariums by nets, algae scrapers and wet hands.

    To speed up the life cycle of parasites and shorten treatment period, raise water temperature to 82 F (28 C).

    To aid osmoreregulation and ease stress of infected fish, 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 in combination with API antibacterial medications, including API MELAFIX, to help prevent scondary bacterial infection.


  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

    API

    GENERAL CURE

    TREATS PARASITIC FISH DISEASE

    Eliminates a wide variety of parasites

    Fastacting

    Gill and Skin Flukes

    Hole-in-the-Head

    Swollen Abdomen

    Wasting Disease

    GUIDE

    Fish Problem

    Solving

    850 g

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

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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    API GENERAL CURE 
    metronidazole praziquantel powder
    Product Information
    Product TypeOTC ANIMAL DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:17163-016
    Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    METRONIDAZOLE (UNII: 140QMO216E) (METRONIDAZOLE - UNII:140QMO216E) METRONIDAZOLE 500 mg  in 5.2 g
    PRAZIQUANTEL (UNII: 6490C9U457) (PRAZIQUANTEL - UNII:6490C9U457) PRAZIQUANTEL150 mg  in 5.2 g
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:17163-016-17850 g in 1 JAR
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    unapproved drug other01/03/2011
    Labeler - MARS FISHCARE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (049630700)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    MARS FISHCARE NORTH AMERICA, INC.049630700manufacture, relabel, repack