Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)
What is Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) used for?
Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) is prescribed to treat otitis media caused by fungus or bacteria affecting dogs. The medication slows or stops reproduction of fungus or bacteria cells allowing the immune system to naturally control or destroy the infection. Your veterinarian may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)?
Always follow the instructions of your veterinarian while using Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical regimen is one or two daily applications for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but the beset directions will be determined by your dog's age, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. It is recommended to clean the ear prior to each application with a saline cleanser to remove any wax or buildup. Hold open the dog's ear, carefully insert the applicator into the ear being sure to not insert it too deep, and squeeze the bottle to administer the ointment. Gently massage the area below the ear to help the medication move into the ear canal. Allow your dog to shake after each use to remove any excess medication. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each use to prevent it from contacting your own skin or mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole)?
Side effects that may occur in some dogs while using Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) include:
Serious side effects that should be reported to your veterinarian immediately include discharge from the ear, severe redness or swelling around the ear, vomiting, diarrhea, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your veterinarian as soon as you witness any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your pet's regimen or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) is only meant to be used to treat dogs and should never be applied to other animals or to humans. Do not use the medication to treat your dog if it has a perforated eardrum or if it has had its eardrum removed.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian or pharmacist while using Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain animals, 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 it 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.