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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements. IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List)

TetraMed 324 Soluble Powder (All Sizes)

Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.

(Tetracycline hydrochloride) Section I Manufacturer's Name

Emergency Telephone Number

Bimeda, Inc.

800-424-9300 (Chemtrec Service)

Address (Number, Street, City, State and ZIP Code)

Telephone Number for Information

One Tower Lane, Suite 2250 Oakbrook Terrace Tower Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Date Prepared

February 28, 2006 Signature of Preparer (optional)

Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information COMPOSITION: Hazardous Components (Specific Chemical Identity, Common Name(s)



Other Limits Recommended

% (Optional)


Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics Boiling Point


Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.)


Melting Point

Vapor Density (AIR = 1)


Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1)

N/A 222째C N/A

Solubility in Water Soluble in water. Approximately 15 grams/100mL water. Appearance and Odor Yellow Powder.

Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Flash Point (Method Used) N/A

Flammable Limits N/A



Extinguishing Media Water Spray. Carbon Dioxide, dry chemical or appropriate foam. Special Fire Fighting Procedures Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

(Reproduce locally) OSHA 174, Sept. 1985

Section V - Reactivity Data Stability


Conditions to Avoid


None Known


Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid)

Strong oxidizing agents, may discolor on exposure to sunlight. Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

Toxic fumes of: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Hydrogen chloride gas Hazardous Polymerization

May Occur

Conditions to Avoid

Will Not Occur


None Known

Section VI - Health Hazard Data Inhalation?

Route(s) of Entry:






Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) Acute: Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through skin, may cause irritation. Chronic: Overexposure may cause reproductive disorder(s) based on tests with laboratory animals. Target organs: Liver, teeth, bones. Carcinogenicity:

NTP? No evidence: rat, mouse

IARC Monographs?

OSHA Regulated?



Signs and Symptoms of Exposure Nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, staining of teeth. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure Anaphylaxis in sensitized individuals. Emergency and First Aid Procedures Contact Poison Control Center. Eye Contact: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists. Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if needed. Ingestion: Induce vomiting if victim is conscious. Never induce vomiting in an unconscious person. Seek medical attention if adverse reactions occur. Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled Flush to drain using plenty of water. Waste Disposal Method Dispose of unused drug in accordance with local, state or federal regulations. Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing Store according to label directions. Other Precautions READ AND FOLLOW ALL LABEL DIRECTIONS.

Section VIII - Control Measures Respiratory Precaution (Specify Type) Wear a face mask if nuisance dust is present during use.


Protective Gloves

Local Exhaust If nuisance dust is present during use.



Mechanical (General) N/A



Yes if desired

Eye Protection Yes

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment Special protective equipment not normally needed. Work/Hygienic Practices Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Avoid breathing dust or mist. Use with adequate dust control. Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

OTHER STORAGE REQUIREMENT: Store at room temperature according to label directions. ANIMAL TOXICITY: (Tetracycline Hydrochloride CAS # 64-75-5) LD50: 6443 mg/kg Oral-rat

The information contained herein is considered to be correct as of the date of this data sheet but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Bimeda, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages caused by the use, storage or disposal of the product in a manner not recommended on the product label. Users assume all risks associated with such unrecommended use, storage, or disposal of the product. Page 2

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