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Clinical particulars
Target species
Dogs and cats
Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the topical treatment of otitis externa and skin infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria e.g. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus spp. and Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
For the topical treatment of otitis externa and skin infections caused by fungi and yeasts: Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., Malassezia pachydermatis, Candida spp.
For the topical treatment of otitis externa caused by the ear mite Otodectes cynotis.
The product also has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic activity.
Contraindications
Do not use in animals with perforated ear drums since Polymyxin B is known to be a potential ototoxic agent.
Special warnings for each target species
As the product is a prescription only medicine, treatment should be closely supervised by a veterinary practitioner.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
For external use only.
Due to likely variability (time, geographical) in the occurrence of resistance of bacteria for Polymyxin B, bacteriological sampling and susceptibility testing are recommended.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Do not handle the product if you are allergic to the ingredients in the product.
Accidental spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water. Wash hands after use.
Corticosteroids may produce irreversible effects in the skin. They can be absorbed and may have harmful effects, especially with frequent and extensive contact or in pregnancy. Always wear single use disposable gloves when applying the product to animals.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Long-term use of topical steroids may cause skin thinning and delay wound healing.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Corticosteroids are not recommended for use in pregnant animals.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
None known
Amounts to be administered and administration route
This product is for topical administration. Shake the bottle vigorously and ensure the product is fully resuspended before use.
At the beginning of treatment, hair surrounding or covering the lesions must be clipped; this should be repeated during treatment if necessary.
Ears:Clean the auditory canal and place a few drops of the product into the ear twice daily. For infections caused by Otodectes cynotis, instill five drops twice daily for 14 days.
Massage the ear and the auditory canal gently but thoroughly to ensure proper distribution.
Skin:Having ensured the area to be treated is clean, apply a few drops of the product (depending on lesion size) twice a day and rub well.
Treatment should be continued until a few days after complete disappearance of the clinical symptoms. In some obstinate cases, treatment may be required for 2 to 3 weeks (see also 4.6).
Where ear mite infestation is present, consideration should be given to treating both ears even if infestation is only apparent in one ear.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
The product is applied topically. No toxic side effects have been observed after accidental intake by licking.
Withdrawal period(s)
Not applicable.