Users' questions

Is gentamicin sulfate ointment safe for dogs?

Is gentamicin sulfate ointment safe for dogs?

TOXICITY: Gentamicin Sulfate Topical Spray was well-tolerated in an abraded skin study in dogs. No treatment-related toxicological changes in the skin were observed.

Can gentamicin be used on dogs?

Gentamicin (brand names: Gentocin®, Genoptic®, Gentak®) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial ear infections. Its use in cats and dogs to treat bacterial infections in the ears is sometimes ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’.

Is Otomax toxic to dogs?

The use of OTOMAX ointment has been associated with deafness or partial hearing loss in a small number of sensitive dogs (eg, geriatric).

Is Otomax toxic?

Side effects of Otomax: Gentamicin, when applied topically to large wounds, burns, or denuded skin for prolonged periods of time has a potential for reversible or irreversible ear and kidney toxicity.

Can you use malotic ointment on a cat?

We use Malotic on cats quite a bit, although the label is only for dogs. This is only because the drug company did their testing for dogs, not cats. But, many veterinarians use this medication for cats with ear problems.

Can you use malotic ointment on a deaf dog?

Do not use in dogs with known perforation of eardrums. The use of 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.

What are the side effects of betamethasone in dogs?

Betamethasone: Side effects such as SAP and SGPT enzyme elevations, weight loss, anorexia, polydipsia, and polyuria have occurred following the use of parenteral or systemic synthetic corticosteroids in dogs. Vomiting and diarrhea (occasionally bloody) have been observed in dogs and cats.

When to stop using malotic ointment on wounds?

If overgrowth of nonsusceptible bacteria, fungi or yeasts occur, or if hypersensitivity develops, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Administration of recommended doses of gentamicin-betamethasone-clotrimazole ointment beyond 7 days may result in delayed wound-healing.