Drug Dosages for Marmosets and Tamarins

  1. Flagyl oral suspension (Mexican formulation), metronidazole 50 mg/ml, dose: 0.2-0.3 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight, every 8 hrs. 7-10 days ( 0.02-0.03 ml orally per 100 grams body wt)
  2. Bactrim (also called Septra, trimeth/sulfa) pediatric suspension 48 mg/ml, dose: 0.5 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight, every 12 hrs. 7-10 days (0.05 ml orally per 100 grams body wt)
  3. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) oral suspension, 40 mg/ml (200 mg/5 ml), dose: 0.4 ml orally per 1000 grams body wt. every 12 hrs. 7-10 days, (0.04 ml orally per 100 grams body wt.)
  4. Cefprozil (Cefzil) oral suspension 250 mg/5 ml (50 mg/ml), dose: 0.3 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 12 hrs. 7-10 days (0.03 ml orally per 100 grams body wt.)
  5. Biaxin granules for oral suspension (clarithromycin) 125 mg/5 ml (25 mg/ml), dose: 0.3 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 12 hrs. 7-10 days (0.03 ml orally per 100 grams body weight)
  6. Pepto-Bismol: 0.2 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 6 hrs.
  7. Kaopectate: 0.25 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 6 hrs.
  8. Carafate: 0.25-0.5 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 6 hrs.
  9. Donnagel (attapulgite): 1-2 ml orally per 1000 grams body weight every 6 hrs.
  10. Fluids (sodium chloride, LRS) An adult tamarin requires a minimum of 40-50 ml of fluids per day if it is not eating or drinking anything. A dehydrated newborn can receive approximately 1.0 ml of fluids under the skin every 2-4 hrs (it is imperative that the baby is known to be urinating). Older babies can receive SQ fluids based on fluid intake, urine output, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Give 1.0-3.0 mls of warmed fluids under the skin every 4-6 hrs. as needed. This is really subjective and it is always best to consult with a vet prior to giving fluids.

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