Fish Zole (Metronidazole 250mg) is for
use in aquariums and is antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antiprotozoal.
Metronidazole disrupts DNA in organisms, an action that is specific for
anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. Resistance is rare. Active against
some protozoa, including Giardia organisms.
Fish: Add one tablet (250mg) into aquarium for each 10 gallons
of water. Repeat in 24 hours. It is suggested that a partial water
change be made between treatments. While treatment duration depends on
the type and severity of infection, it is recommended that extended baths in
the medication continue for a minimum of 5 days and for not more than 10 days.
Discontinued treatment if no improvement is noted within 5 days.
Dogs and Cats: Fish Zole is commonly given in off-label use to
- Dog: 15 mg/Kg (7 mg/lb) every 8 hours orally.
- Cat: 10-25 mg/Kg (4.5-11.5 mg/lb) every 24 hours
- Dog: 12-15 mg/Kg (5.5 - 7 mg/lb) every 12 hours for 8 days
- Cat: 17 mg/Kg (7.7 mg/lb) every 24 hours for 8 days
Used to treat giardia, trichomonas, entameba and balantidium. Also given
for hepatic encephalopathy, meningitis, septicemia, intestinal bacterial overgrowth
and inflammatory bowel disease.
Contraindications: Use caution during pregnancy. Fetal abnormalities
have not been demonstrated in animals with recommended doses.
Not for human use.