For otic use only. Not for internal use.
Do not allow children to administer this medication.
Read product inserts carefully before using. For use only on dogs.
- Clean and dry the external ear. Remove any crust and debris and clip
- Examine the external ear canal to ensure the tympanic membrane is
intact before administering this medication.
- Shake well before using.
- Administer 4 drops twice daily into the affected ear canal of dogs
weighing less than 30 lbs. If using the 215 gm bottle, administer 2
drops into the affected ear.
- Administer 8 drops twice daily into the affected ear canal of dogs
weighing more than 30 lbs. If using the 215 gm bottle, administer 4
drops into the affected ear.
- Massage the external ear after using the drops to ensure the medication
is thoroughly and evenly distributed.
Frequency of Use:
Do not use longer than 7 days unless specifically instructed to do
so by your veterinarian. Longer use may result in delayed wound healing.
Store Otomax between 36 and 77 degrees F. Keep out of reach of children
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product
in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
One active ingredient in Otomax, gentamicin sulfate, is an aminoglycoside
antibiotic effective against a variety of gram-negative and gram-positive
bacteria. Gentamicin works by inhibiting normal protein synthesis in
Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and
other susceptible microorganisms. Betamethasone provides antipruritic
and anti-inflammatory actions, and clotrimazole is a broad-spectrum
Active Ingredients (per gram): Gentamicin Sulfate 3 mg, Betamethasone Valerate 1 mg, Clotrimazole
Keep this product out of reach of children and
animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Otomax is intended for use on dogs only. Not for
use on cats or other animals. Not for humans.
CAUTION: Do not use Otomax Ointment on dogs with an eardrum
Use of this medication has been known to cause
partial hearing loss or deafness in a small number of dogs. These dogs
account for a small percentage of those treated with Otomax and the
risk appears confined to sensitive populations, such as geriatric dogs.
In most cases, hearing loss is temporary. If hearing loss occurs during
treatment, discontinue use of the medication immediately, flush the
ear canal, and consult your veterinarian.
The corticosteroid component may cause birth defects
if administered to pregnant dogs. Corticosteroid use has caused cleft
palate, deformed forelegs, anasarca, phocomelia, and other congenital
anomalies in offspring born to dogs undergoing treatment.
Do not ingest. Doing so can cause potassium loss,
fluid and/or sodium retention, polydipsia, weight gain, and/or polyuria.
Side effects of Otomax may include anorexia, weight
loss, polyuria, polydipsia, diarrhea, vomiting, blistering, peeling,
edema, itching, hives, and irritation.
Warranty and Manufacturer Information:
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
(GENTAMICIN SULFATE, USP; BETAMETHASONE VALERATE,
USP; AND CLOTRIMAZOLE, USP OINTMENT)
NADA #140-896, Approved by FDA.
Made in Canada.
Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp., Union, NJ
Copyright 1993, 1996, 1997, Schering-Plough Animal
Health. All rights reserved.
NAC No.: 10471433