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Ear Infection Treatment for Dogs

Vetromax contains three active ingredients to treat ear infections in dogs. Gentamicin sulfate is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that treats yeast infections. Betamethasone valerate is a corticosteroid used for its anti-inflammatory properties. Vetromax pet medications are a low-cost generic alternative to Otomax.

Vetromax treats chronic and acute external ear infections in dogs. Its three active ingredients offer antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects. This easily applied ointment's broad-spectrum action works against a number of bacterial and yeast ear infections.

Benefits of Vetromax:

  • Treats canine otitis externa and other external ear infections
  • Works on chronic and acute infections
  • Antibacterial and antifungal properties to fight different types of infections
  • Reduces inflammation associated with infections with a corticosteroid
  • Combines the consistency of a liquid solution with the staying properties of an ointment for easy administration and long-lasting treatment
  • Typically clears up infections in just one week

Vetromax is only for external use on ear infections in dogs. Do not use for other infections. Do not use on cats or other animals. Not for human use. Use only on the dog it was prescribed to.

Review all instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer before use.

The directions below represent a standard regimen. Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.


  1. Trim excess hair around the ear. Clean affected ear thoroughly and remove any foreign matter.
  2. Remove applicator assembly.
  3. Puncture tube with white part of cap.
  4. Replace applicator assembly.
  5. Remove white part of cap to dispense medication.
  6. Instill 4 drops in the ear canal twice per day in dogs weighing less than 30 lbs.
  7. Instill 8 drops in the ear canal twice per day in dogs weighing 30 lbs. or more.
  8. Replace white portion of cap.
  9. Massage external ear gently to aid distribution of the medication.
  10. Continue treatment for 7 days.

Frequency of Use:

Typical usage is 4 or 8 drops twice daily.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store in original tube, tightly closed. Keep at room temperature, protected from heat and moisture.

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

Vetromax Ointment Ingredients (per gm): gentamicin sulfate USP equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base, betamethasone valerate USP equivalent to 1 mg betamethasone, 10 mg clotrimazole USP in a mineral oil-based system containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel


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

Vetromax is intended for use on dogs only for the treatment of otitis externa. Not for other infections. Not for humans or other animals. Use only on the animal to which it was prescribed.

Use as prescribed.

The opening of Vetromax tubes has a tamper-resistant seal. If seal is broken or missing, return product to place of purchase.

CAUTION: Follow instructions carefully; incorrect treatment may result in damage to your dog's ear or recurring infections.

Not for use on dogs with a condition that contraindicates corticosteroid use.

Not for use on animals with a punctured ear drum.

Avoid concomitant use of medications that may cause ototoxicity.

Do not use in animals with an allergy to the any of the included ingredients. An allergic reaction requires emergency veterinary attention. Some signs include facial swelling, hives, rash, itching, shock, seizure, and coma.

Inform your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing.

Although not well absorbed through the skin, gentamicin may cause intoxication with prolonged use on large wounds, burns, or otherwise denuded skin. Like all aminoglycosides, it has the potential to cause reversible and irreversible cochlear, vestibular, and renal toxicity.

Erythema, stinging, skin irritation, blistering, peeling, pruritus, fluid retention, and urticarial have been reported in humans taking clotrimazole.

Increased thirst and urination, diminished appetite, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, and SAP and SGPT enzyme elevations have been seen in dogs following parenteral or systemic synthetic corticosteroids. Canine Cushing's Syndrome has been seen in dogs undergoing prolonged or repeated corticosteroid therapy.

Vetromax may cause deafness or partial hearing loss in sensitive and geriatric animals. This adverse reaction is usually temporary. Do not use in working dogs, such as police, military, or seeing eye dogs, as their hearing may become impaired.

Discontinue use and consult your veterinarian if hearing or vestibular disturbances occur.

Determine the susceptibility of the bacteria or fungus before use. Topical antibiotics may contribute to overgrowth of bacteria or yeast when used on non-susceptible organisms. Consult your veterinarian for appropriate treatment in such an instance.

Consult your veterinarian right away if your pet consumer Vetromax. In the event of human ingestion, contact your doctor or a poison control center right away; have product package available.

Talk to your veterinarian before concomitantly using any other medications or supplements.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Manufactured For: Dechra Veterinary Products, Overland Park, KS 66211

I282/IF282 DECHRA R07/08


NAC No.: 12920102