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Gentamicin as sulfate is a water soluble (bactericidal) antibiotic of the aminoglycoside group, derived from Micromonospora, an actinomycete.
Betamethasone valerate is a synthetic glucocorticoid derivative of prednisolone.
Clotrimazole is a synthetic antifungal belonging to the imidazole family.
Each gram of OTOMAX ointment contains 3 mg gentamicin as gentamicin sulfate USP, 1 mg betamethasone as betamethasone valerate USP, and 10 mg clotrimazole USP in a mineral oil based vehicle containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel.
Otomax Ointment Indications
OTOMAX is indicated for the treatment of canine acute and chronic otitis externa associated with yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis, formerly Pityrosporum canis) and/or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin.
Dosage and Administration
The external ear and ear canal should be properly cleaned and dried before treatment. Remove foreign material, debris, crusted exudates, etc., with suitable non-irritating solutions. Excessive hair should be removed from the treatment area of the external ear. Shake well before use when using the 12.5 g, 30 g and 215 g bottles. Instill OTOMAX ointment into the cleaned external ear canal twice daily for 7 days.- Dogs weighing less than 15 kg: 4 drops for the 7.5 g, 12.5 g, 15 g and 30 g package sizes; or 2 drops, for the 215 g package size, per affected ear.
- Dogs weighing 15 kg or more: 8 drops for the 7.5 g, 12.5 g, 15 g and 30 g package sizes; or 4 drops, for the 215 g package size, per affected ear.
Massage the external ear carefully after medication is instilled to assure proper distribution. Do not exceed the recommended period of treatment or frequency of application.