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Mometamax for Dogs

Pet Medications for Ear Infections in Dogs

Mometamax uses gentamicin, clotrimazole, mometasone that is used to treat ear infections in dogs. The gentamicin in Mometamax pet meds is effective against a wide variety of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Mometasone is a corticosteroid that relieves inflammation.

Mometamax otic suspension treats otitis externa in dogs. It offers antibacterial and antifungal action in combination with anti-inflammatory action to remedy a variety of ear infections. The long-tip dropper bottle makes once-daily administration easy.

Benefits of Mometamax:

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic ingredient treats bacterial ear infections
  • Treats fungal ear infections
  • Contains corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  • Packaged in a dropper bottle with a long tip for ease of administration
  • Doses given only once per day, directly into the ear
  • Prescription-strength treatment

Mometamax is for dogs only. Do not use in cats or other animals. Not for human use.

Review all package directions and precautionary statements before use.

Use requires confirmation that the ear drum is intact. Administer exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Take care not to get Mometamax in your dog's eyes, nose, or mouth.

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly clean and dry affected ear.
  2. Shake bottle well.
  3. Instill 4 drops in the ear in dogs weighing less than 30 lbs. once daily (2 drops if using the 215 gm bottle).
  4. Instill 8 drops in the ear in dogs weighing 30 lbs. or more once daily (4 drops if using the 215 gm bottle).
  5. Administer treatment for 7 consecutive days, or as prescribed.

Frequency of Use:

Give Mometamax once per day for 7 days, unless otherwise instructed by your veterinarian.

If you forget a dose, administer it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the treatment schedule at the subsequent dose. Do not double-dose with this medication.

Storage:

Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Mometamax between 36 and 77 degrees F. Protect product from heat and moisture.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Mometamax otic suspension contains gentamicin sulfate, a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Mometamax also contains the broad-spectrum antifungal agent clotrimazole. It treats ear infections caused by a number of dermatophytes and yeast. Mometasone, the third active ingredient in Mometamax, is a corticosteroid that inhibits the body's inflammatory response.

Mometamax requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Mometamax Ingredients (per gm): gentamicin sulfate 3 mg, clotrimazole 10 mg, mometasone furoate monohydrate 1 mg, in a mineral oil-based system containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel

Warnings:

Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Mometamax is only for dogs. Do not administer to other animals. Not for use in humans.

Do not use in dogs with a perforated ear drum.

Use as prescribed.

CAUTION: Not for use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Difficulty breathing, itching, rash, hives, facial swelling, sudden-onset diarrhea, vomiting, and seizures are some signs of an allergic reaction. An animal having an allergic reaction requires emergency veterinary care.

Do not get Mometamax in your pet's eyes, nose, or mouth.

Complete the prescribed course of treatment. Symptoms may clear up before the infection is fully treated.

Tell your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant or lactating.

Use of Mometamax on non-susceptible bacteria or fungi may result in overgrowth. Cease administration and seek a different treatment from your veterinarian.

Not for use in dogs with any condition that contraindicates corticosteroid use.

Do not use in working dogs such as seeing eye dogs, police dogs, or military dogs, as this medication may interfere with hearing.

Mometamax may cause hearing or vestibular impairment that is usually, but not always, temporary. If you notice such effects, discontinue use, flush the ear with water, and contact your veterinarian.

Consult your veterinarian before giving your pet any other supplement or drug, including other treatments for the ear infection, during a regimen of this medication.

Avoid concomitant use of drugs known to cause ototoxicity.

Gentamicin is not well-absorbed through the skin. However, prolonged application to large wounds, burns, or denuded skin can lead to ear or renal toxicity.

In dogs, diminished appetite, weight loss, ALP (SAP) and ALT (SGPT) enzyme elevations, excessive thirst, increased urination, lymphopenia, and neutrophilia have followed use of high-does, parenteral, or prolonged or systemic synthetic corticosteroids. In addition, canine Cushing's syndrome may occur with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy.

Ingestion can cause adverse effects, particularly due to this product's corticosteroid content. In the event of ingestion, contact your veterinarian.

If you know of or suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

U.S. Patent No. 6,127,353.

Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp., Summit, NJ 07901

Made in Canada.

Copyright 2003, Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rev. 11/05

F-27078915, B-27078915

81-497142

NAC No.: 10472123

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