What is Otomax?Otomax is an ointment that is applied directly in the ear(s) in order to treat ear infections.
What are the benefits of Otomax?
- Applicator allows for easy application.
- Combination of antibiotic, antifungal, and steroid help to treat yeast and bacterial ear infections and inflammation.
- Can be useful in treating acute and chronic ear infections.
Formulated for:Otomax is labeled for dogs but may be used in other species.
How is this medication given?Always follow your veterinarians exact instructions. Clean and dry the affected ear(s) and trim any excess hair from the treatment area. Apply the prescribed amount of ointment to the affected ear(s) and massage the ear(s) to distribute medication. If you are unsure of how to use Otomax, always consult with your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?Otomax contains gentamicin (an antibiotic) and betamethasone (a corticosteroid) which helps to treat susceptible bacteria in the ear(s) and associated inflammation. This medication also contains clotrimazole that helps to treat fungal (yeast) infections of the ear.
What results can I expect? Otomax relieves the symptoms of your pets ear infection and kills susceptible bacteria that cause them. Using beyond 7 days could delay wound healing. Contact your veterinarian if your pets symptoms are still present after the course of medication has been completed.
What form(s) does Otomax come in? Topical Ointment.
Generic Name:Gentamicin and betamethasone with clotrimazole
Common Brand Name:Otomax
Dose and Administration: Use Otomax only as directed by your veterinarian. Before treatment, clean and dry the affected ear(s) and trim any excess hair from the treatment area. Instill the correct amount of ointment in the ear(s) and massage so the medication is distributed well. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. Never share this medication with other pets in your home unless your veterinarian instructs you to.
Uses:Otomax is used to treat susceptible bacterial and yeast ear infections in the ear(s).
Possible Side Effects: Hearing loss or balance problems have been reported but these symptoms are usually temporary. If Otomax is ingested in large quantities, some side effects such as increased drinking and urination may occur. Some pets may experience a topical or systemic allergic reaction to this medication. Using Otomax in high doses or for extended periods can suppress the immune system and may increase the risks of bacterial and fungal infections. Other side effects are possible. Call your veterinarian right away if your pet appears ill while being given Otomax.
Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about other medications and supplements your pet is taking before giving Otomax. Otomax may interact with corticosteroids and similar antibiotics such as neomycin. Other drug interactions are possible.
Precautions:Otomax should not be used in animals who are allergic to the ingredients. It also cannot be given to animals with a perforated ear drum. Try to avoid use in animals that require their hearing to perform their work such as police dogs and seeing eye dogs since hearing or vestibular (balance) impairment is possible. There is a risk of premature birth while using this medication especially towards the end of pregnancy. Birth defects may occur in dogs, rabbits, and rodents so this medication should be avoided in pregnancy unless your veterinarian instructs you otherwise.
Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Otomax
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Comments about Otomax Ointment For Dogs:
Vet recommended this product for my Min Pin that had been rubbing her head on the carpet. After the initial week long treatment and then the twice a week maintenance my Min Pin seems to be rubbing her head less. I going to have to check back with the vet to see if perhaps 3 times a week as maintenance would produce better results. All in all my Min Pin seems revealed when she gets this med administered.