GentaOtic Otic Solution
(Gentamicin Sulfate with Betamethasone Valerate)
GentaOtic Otic Solution is
indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic canine otitis externa and
canine and feline superficial infected lesions caused by bacteria sensitive
GentaOtic Otic Solution combines the broad-spectrum activity of gentamicin
sulfate with the anti-inflammatory and antipruritic activity of
betamethasone valerate. Gentamicin is active against most gram-negative bacteria
including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, indole-positive and negative
Proteus sp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Aerobacter
aerogenes and Neisseria. Gentamicin is also active against
strains of gram-positive bacteria including Staphylococcus species
and some Streptococcus species.
valerate provides anti-inflammatory and
antipruritic activity in the topical management of corticosteroid-responsive
dermatoses. In the response cases, the local anti-inflammatory activity is
sustained by the vasoconstrictor properties of the steroid. Betamethasone
valerate is a synthetic corticosteroid derivative of prednisolone.
GentaOtic Otic Solution is packaged in a convenient plastic squeeze bottle
for easy application. Each mL contains gentamicin
sulfate equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base, betamethasone valerate
equivalent to 1 mg betamethasone.
Dosage and Administration:
treatment will depend upon the severity of the condition and the response
obtained. The duration of treatment and/or frequency of the dosage may be
reduced, but care should be taken not to discontinue therapy prematurely. For use in dogs and cats only.
The external ear and ear canal should be properly cleaned and dried before
treatment. Remove foreign material, debris, crusted exudates, etc., with
suitable nonirritating solutions. Excessive hair should be clipped from the
treatment area of the external ear. Instill 3 to 8 drops of GentaOtic Otic
Solution (approximately room temperature) into the ear canal twice daily for
seven to fourteen days.
infected lesions: The lesion and adjacent area should be properly cleaned
before treatment. Excessive hair should be removed. Apply a sufficient
amount of GentaOtic Otic Solution to cover the treatment area twice daily for
seven to fourteen days.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed
If hypersensitivity to any of the
components occurs, treatment with this product should be discontinued and
appropriate therapy instituted.
Concomitant use of
drugs known to induce ototoxicity should be avoided.
should not be used in conditions where corticosteroids are contraindicated.
Do not administer
parenteral corticosteroids during treatment with GentaOtic Otic Solution.
Before instilling any medication into the ear, examine the external ear
canal thoroughly to be certain the tympanic membrane is not ruptured in
order to avoid the possibility of transmitting infection to the middle ear
as well as damaging the cochlea or vestibular apparatus from prolonged
contact. If hearing or vestibular dysfunction in noted during the course of
treatment, discontinue use of GentaOtic Otic Solution.
Avoid ingestion.How Supplied: Squeeze bottle of 15 ml
Store between 2°C
and 25°C (36°F and 77°F).
Butler Schein Animal Health
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