Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)
What is Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) used for?
Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) is an antibiotic and antifungal otic suspension used to treat acute external ear infections affecting dogs. The medication operates by destroying or preventing the reproduction of bacterial and fungal cells allowing the dog's immune system to destroy the infection naturally. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it for other purposes that are not listed here.
How should I use Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)?
Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) should be used according to your veterinarian's instructions to get the most effective results. The medicine is normally administered once or twice daily, but your individual instructions may differ depending on the severity of your dog's symptoms. It is suggested to wash the ear being treated with saline solution prior to administration to remove any loose dirt, hair, or buildup. Apply a small amount of medication to the area being treated making sure that all affected areas are covered. Immediately wash your hands after each administration to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)?
Side effects that may occur while using Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) include:
Immediately inform your veterinarian if you witness any more serious symptoms such as severe swelling, discharge from the ear, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require immediate medical attention or changes to your dosage to prevent other problems from occurring.
Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) should not be used to treat dogs that are pregnant, nursing, those that have a perforated ear drum, or allergies to its ingredients as these conditions may cause complications with treatment. It is also important to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes such as the eyes, ears, or mouth as this may cause unexpected health complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Otomax Ear Drops (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if it 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.