Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine)
What is Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine) used for?
Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine) is prescribed to treat ear infections affecting dogs or cats that are caused by bacteria or fungus. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of bacteria cells making it easier for the immune system to destroy or eliminate the infection. Your veterinarian may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine)?
Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One or two daily administrations are normally recommended for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual dosage and frequency of administration will depend on your dog's age, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. Before each administration it is suggested to clear the ear of debris, wax, and buildup using a saline cleanser. Hold the ear open, apply a few drops into the dog's ear, and gently massage the area below the ear to work the solution into the ear canal. Allow your dog to shake to remove any excess medication. Never stop administering the medication before being told to do so, even if your dog's symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine)?
Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine) may cause side effects in some dogs such as:
Contact your veterinarian as soon as possible if you witness any worrying or intense symptoms including discharge from the ear, severe irritation inside or around the ear, vomiting, severe diarrhea, tremors, fatigue, or signs of an allergic reaction including skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or other alterations to your dog's treatment to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine) should only be administered to dogs and should never be used to treat other animals or humans. Do not begin using this medication if your dog has a perforated ear drum or if the ear drum has been removed.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Otibact Ear Drops (Enrofloxacin/Silver Sulfadiazine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the pet and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your dog has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.