Otomax 7.5 gram tube
Otomax requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Combination steroid, antibacterial, and antifungal ointment used to treat acute and chronic ear infections. Active ingredients are betamethasone valerate - an antiinflammatory, gentamicin sulfate - an antibiotic and clotrimazole - an antifungal agent. It comes as an ointment in an easy to use tube. It is for use in the ear only.
A prescription is required for this medication.
Use of this medication: Otomax is an ear medication containing an antibiotic (gentamicin), antiinflammatory (betamethasone), and an antifungal (clotrimazole). It is for use in dogs to treat acute and chronic ear infections that are caused by yeast or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin.
What animals take this medication? This medication is labelled for use in dogs only, but veterinarians sometimes prescribe it for use in cats
What are the active ingredients? Gentamicin sulfate, betamethasone valerate, clotrimazole
Is there a generic available? There is a generic forms available
Precautions / Side-Effects: This drug should not be used in pets with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this medication.
Do not use in pets with a perforated eardrum or in pregnant animals.
Do not use in dogs that require their hearing to perform duties (military dogs, police dogs, seeing eye dogs, etc), as rarely hearing impairment can occur.
This medication may cause loss of hearing or balance, these are usually temporary and return upon discontinuing medication. Ingestion can cause increased thirst and urination, increased appetite and weight gain, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, and behavior changes. Prolonged or repeated treatment can cause Cushing’s disease, immunosuppression, and delayed wound healing. Contact your veterinarian right away if you notice any of these effects, and discontinue treatment.
Possible interactions may occur when given with corticosteroids or NSAIDS, use with caution. Do not use aminoglycoside antibiotics concurrently.
Directions for use: The affected ear(s) should be cleaned prior to administration. Apply the amount prescribed in the ear canal and massage the ear to distribute the medication. Follow your veterinarian’s dosage instructions.
Do not stop giving this medication without consulting your veterinarian; give if for as long as the veterinarian directs.
Missed dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not give two doses at the same time.
Overdose: Early signs of overdose include loss of hearing, loss of balance, and vomiting. If you notice any of these signs or suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately as supportive care may be necessary.
How will my veterinarian monitor if this medication is working properly? Your veterinarian will re-examine your pet’s ears and may perform an ear cytology and/or culture to ensure the medication is working as intended.
Storage: This medication should be stored in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this medication out of reach of all pets and children.
Appearance: Otomax appears as a light beige viscous suspension.
Doses Available: Available in 7.5 g and 15 g tubes as well as 15 g, 30 g and 215 g bottles.
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