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Gentamicin / Betamethasone (Generic) Otic Solution for Dogs & Cats, 15-mL

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Description

Gentamicin Sulfate with Betamethasone Valerate Otic Solution is an antibiotic drop prescribed for the treatment of ear infections caused by bacteria. The antibiotic in this solution, gentamicin, works to destroy bacteria while the included corticosteroid works to decrease the chance of swelling. Customers may receive this drug under the names Gentocin, Genoptic, Gentak, GenOne.

Uses

Used for the treatment of acute and chronic canine ear infections and canine and feline superficial infected lesions caused by bacteria.

Possible Side Effects

Side effects like enzyme elevations, weight loss, anorexia, polydipsia, and polyuria have occurred. Vomiting and diarrhea have been observed in dogs and cats. Cushing's Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy.

Drug & Food Interactions

Do not administer other steroid hormones during treatment with this medication. Do not use in combination with other aminoglycosides, such as neomycin. Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking while your pet is receiving gentamicin.

Precautions

Before putting any medication into your pet's ear ear, examine the external ear canal thoroughly to be certain the tympanic membrane is not ruptured—this can cause the infection to spread to the inner ear, or damage the cochlea. If hearing or dizziness or lack of coordination due to inner ear damage is noted during treatment, discontinue use. Do not use in animals with known allergies to any of the ingredients. Prevent ingestion of the medication.

NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Gentocin, Genoptic, Gentak, GenOne.

Also available in a topical spray.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146701
  • Dosage Measure
    Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Gentocin, Genoptic, Gentak, GenOne.
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Gentamicin Sulfate, Betamethasone Valerate
  • Product Form
    Solution
  • Health Condition
    Ear Infections
  • Drug Type
    Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory
Ingredients
Ingredients

Gentamicin Sulfate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your veterinarian.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 36° - 86°F.

FAQ

What is Gentamicin Sulfate with betamethasone Valerate Otic Solution?

Topical gentamicin can be useful for treating both primary and secondary superficial bacterial ear infections caused by bacteria susceptible to it.

What are the benefits of Gentamicin Sulfate with betamethasone Valerate Otic Solution?

  • Gentamicin has activity against many Streptococci, Staphylococci (coagulase negative/positive and some penicillinase-producing strains).
  • Comes in a convenient plastic squeeze bottle for easy application.

How does this medication work?

This medication contains two active ingredients. The first is an antibiotic, gentamicin, which works to destroy bacteria by inhibiting protein synthesis in the bacteria. The second is a corticosteroid, betamethasone, which works by decreasing the release of inflammatory substances.

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