Gentamicin sulfate + Betamethasone valerate + Clotrimazole Ointment
- contains an antibacterial, an anti-inflammatory and an antifungal.
- It is used to treatacute or chronic canine otitis externa outer ear infections when caused by yeast or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin.
- for Dogs
Do NOT use in dogs with ruptured ear drums
NOT for use in pregnant pets
NOT for use in pet's that have had an allergic reaction to aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin sulfate, an adrenocorticoid betamethasone and an antifungal agent clotrimazole or any of the generic products
Possible Side Effects:
Gentamicin: While aminoglycosides are absorbed poorly from skin, intoxication may occur when aminoglycosides are applied topically for prolonged periods of time to large wounds, burns, or any denuded skin, particularly if there is renal insufficiency. All aminoglycosides have the potential to produce reversible and irreversible vestibular, cochlear, and renal toxicity.
Keep out of the reach of children.
The use of Otibiotic Ointment (gentamicin-betamethasone-clotrimazole ointment) has been associated with deafness or partial hearing loss in a small number of sensitive dogs (eg. geriatric). The hearing deficit is usually temporary. If hearing or vestibular dysfunction is noted during the course of treatment, discontinue use of Otibiotic Ointment (gentamicin-betamethasone-clotrimazole ointment) immediately and flush the ear canal thoroughly with a non-ototoxic solution. Corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits, and rodents during pregnancy have resulted in cleft palate in offspring. Other congenital anomalies including deformed forelegs, phocomelia, and anasarca have been reported in offspring of dogs which received corticosteroids during pregnancy. Clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or parenterally to animals may induce the first stage of parturition if used during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta and metritis.
Store between 2° and 25°C (36° and 77°F
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The external ear should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before treatment.
Remove foreign material, debris, crusted exudates, etc., with suitable non-irritating solutions. Excessive hair should be clipped from the treatment area.
After your veterinarian has verified that the eardrum is intact, instill 4 drops 2 drops from the 215 g bottle of OtibioticOintment twice daily into the ear canal of dogs weighing less than 30 lbs. Instill 8 drops 4 drops from the 215 g bottle twice daily into the ear canal of dogs weighing 30 lbs or more. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days
Each gram of Otibiotic Ointment gentamicin-betamethasone-clotrimazole ointment contains gentamicin sulfate USP equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base betamethasone valerate, USP equivalent to 1 mg betamethasone and 10 mg clotrimazole, USP in a mineral oil-based system containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel.