What is Otomax?
Otomax is an ointment used to treat ear infections. It is a combination steroid, antibacterial, and antifungal ear medication labeled for use in dogs.
Who is it for?
Otomax is labeled for use in dogs, but veterinarians may prescribe it for other animals including cats and many other species of animals.
What are the benefits?
* Combination medication for the treatment of acute and chronic otitis (ear infection)
* Convenient applicator makes administration easy
* Effective against inflammation, bacterial, and yeast infections of the ear
Otomax is an effective combination steroid, antibacterial, and antifungal ointment used to treat acute and chronic ear infections. The active ingredients are betamethasone valerate, a steroid; gentamicin sulfate, an antibiotic; and clotrimazole, which is antifungal. These ingredients work together to combat painful infections of the ear.
How does Otomax work?
Otomax treats acute and chronic otitis (ear infection) with gentamicin (an antibiotic) and betamethasone (a corticosteroid). This combination is approved for the treatment of inflammation and bacterial infections of the ear. Also contains clotrimazole, for the effective treatment of fungal (yeast) infections of the ear.
How is it given?
Follow treatment instructions carefully, since incorrect treatment can result in recurring infections and damage to the ear. The external ear should be clean and dry before application. Excessive hair should be trimmed from the treatment area. Apply the prescribed amount of this topical ointment in the ear and gently massage the ear to distribute the medication. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
What results can I expect?
Otomax will help to relieve the symptoms and kill the organisms causing ear infections. This medication is not labeled for use beyond 7 days, since it could delay wound healing. If symptoms persist after the end of the treatment period, contact your veterinarian.