About Otomax: Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) is a combination of a corticosteroid, antibacterial medication, and antifungal medication prescribed to treat a wide variety of ear infections in dogs caused by bacteria or a fungus. The gentamicin and clotrimazole operate by interfering with cell wall production to destroy sensitive cells while disrupting reproduction to stop the spread of infection allowing the immune system to destroy it naturally.
How to use Otomax
Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) is a combination of a corticosteroid, antibacterial medication, and antifungal medication prescribed to treat a wide variety of ear infections in dogs caused by bacteria or a fungus. The gentamicin and clotrimazole operate by interfering with cell wall production to destroy sensitive cells while disrupting reproduction to stop the spread of infection allowing the immune system to destroy it naturally.
At the same time, the betamethasone suppresses immune responses to reduce swelling, pain, and irritation that may occur as a result of the infection. This medication should not be used to treat infections caused by a virus. This ointment may be prescribed to be used along with other medicines or to treat other unlisted conditions.
Follow the veterinarian`s instructions for using Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) to ensure the most effective results. It is normally applied once or twice each day, but the best regimen will be determined based on the dog`s symptom severity, current health condition, and response to similar treatments. Do not self-medicate as misuse can lead to unexpected health problems.
Before applying the cream, it is recommended to clean excess wax or discharge from the ear using a water based cleanser. Wash your hands before applying the medication to prevent contamination. Put a small amount of cream onto the tip of your finger and gently massage it into the affected area of the ear. Wash your hands after applying the medicine to prevent it from contacting any areas not being treated. It is suggested to use the cream at the same times each day to get the most efficient results by keeping a consistent level of medicine in the system.
Bring your pet in for regular check-ups with your veterinarian to make sure the best results are occurring. After observing the dog`s symptoms, progress, and response to treatment, it may be necessary to change the dosage or frequency of administration until the best effects are found. If you have questions about using the cream, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist.
Otomax Side Effects
Some pets may experience side effects while Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole). These symptoms can be mild or severe and should be discussed with the veterinarian as soon as they appear. It may be necessary to reduce the frequency of administration or make other adjustments to prevent further complications from treatment. More serious health problems may also require emergency medical assistance.
Side effects that may occur during use include:
Hearing problems or unsteadiness
Increased thirst or urination
Increased appetite or weight gain
Diarrhea or vomiting
Unusual changes in behavior
Do not use Otomax Ointment (Gentamicin/Betamethasone/Clotrimazole) if your dog has a perforated ear drum, an ear drum that is not intact, an allergy to gentamicin, betamethasone, clotrimazole, or if it has had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
It is recommended to bring your pet in for a medical check-up before beginning use to make sure it does not have any other conditions that may cause complications with treatment. These can require reduced doses, frequency of administration, or other adjustments to prevent these potential problems from appearing.
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