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What is Posatex Otic Suspension?


Posatex Otic Suspension is an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal medication for dogs that treats otitis externa associated with susceptible strains of yeast and bacteria. Posatex Otic Suspension requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
For: Dogs only

Benefits:
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal medication, treats otitis externa in dogs
Simple once-a-day dosing into the ear canal

How it works:
Posatex Otic Suspension contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties to treat otitis externa, which is inflammation in the ear canal due to yeast and bacteria. Dogs with floppy ears tend to more susceptible to otitis externa since there is a limited amount of air-flow to the ear which creates a moist dark environment where bacteria and yeast thrive. Posatex Otic Suspension works by combining a broad spectrum antibiotic called Orbifloxacin, a potent anti-inflammatory agent called Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate and Novel triazole, a antifungal new to animal health.

Cautions:
Not for use in humans. Keep out of reach in children. Do not administer orally. Discontinue use if hearing loss is observed.


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Posatex Otic Suspension
What is the most important information I should know about Posatex Otic Suspension: Posatex Otic Suspension is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs only. It is available in a 15 gm plastic dropper bottle. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Shake well before use. The usual dose for dogs weighing less than 30 lbs is 4 drops into the ear canal daily. For dogs weighing 30 lbs or more, the dose is 8 drops into the ear canal daily. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days. Avoid getting this medication in your pet's eyes, nose or mouth.
 
What is Posatex Otic Suspension: Posatex Otic Suspension is a combination of medications with antibacterial (orbifloxacin), anti-inflammatory (mometasone furoate monohydrate) and antifungal (posaconazole) activity. It is used in dogs for the treatment of otitis externa when caused by susceptible yeast or bacteria. Posatex Otic Suspension may be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
 
What should I discuss my veterinarian before using Posatex Otic Suspension: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to this medication or any of the individual ingredients or quinolones. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
 
How should this medication be used: Shake well before use. Apply this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Avoid getting Posatex Otic Suspension in your dog's eyes, nose or mouth. Store Posatex Otic Suspension at room temperature.
 
What happens if I miss using a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
 
What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of Posatex Otic Suspension is unlikely to occur. If you suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used, or that the medication has been ingested, contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
 
What should I avoid while applying Posatex Otic Suspension: Avoid using any other medications in your pet's ear unless instructed to by your veterinarian. Do not use Posatex Otic Suspension in dogs allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Use with caution in pregnant animals. Do not use in dogs with perforated ear drums. Discontinue use of this medication if hearing loss is noted during treatment. Do not use this product beyond the recommended dose of 7 days.
 
What are the possible side effects of Posatex Otic Suspension: Side effects associated with this medication are related to the individual ingredients. The systemic administration of quinolones such as orbifloxacin has been shown to produce cartilage erosion of weight bearing joints and other signs of arthropathy in immature animals of various species. Mometasone is a corticosteroid but is applied topically. Long term use of topical otic corticosteroids has been associated with adrenocortical suppression and iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease). Posaconazole is an antifungal. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
 
What other drugs will affect Posatex Otic Suspension: Avoid using other ear medications without first talking to your veterinarian. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Posatex Otic Suspension. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
 
Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Posatex Otic Suspension written for health professionals that you may read.
Directions:
Shake well before use.
Posatex Otic Suspension is applied into the ear canal for up to 7 days, unless told otherwise by veterinarian.
Avoid getting Posatex Otic Suspension in the dog’s eyes, nose or mouth
Tip: Talk to your veterinarian before instilling any other ear medications while administering Posatex Otic Suspension.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: Less than 30 lbs Instill 4 drops into ear canal once-a-day for 7 days.
30 lbs or more Instill 8 drops into ear canal once-a-day for 7 days.
Cats:
Horses:
Storage: Store this product at controlled room temperature.
Posatex Otic Suspension:
Active Ingredients Amount
Orbifloxacin 10 mg
Mometasone furote monohydrate Equivilent to 1 mg mometasone furote
Posaconazole 1 mg
Posatex Otic Suspension 4.8 5 5 5
My vet prescribed this for my cat. I used for the indicated amount of time and it cleared up the infection. HOWEVER, 2 WEEK LATER, it came back. Guess I need to search for a new vet since this medication is supposed to be used for dogs only! 08/30/2013
BEST EAR MEDICATION FOR DOGS My 5-year-old Shih Tzu has had ear infections since she was a little puppy. She has been on several ear medications, none of which worked on an ongoing basis. We have a new vet who prescribed Posatex and her ear infection has cleared up entirely. If you dog has a chronic ear infection ask your vet to prescribe this medication, you will not be sorry. The medication at my vet was going to cost $95 and I asked her to give me a prescription instead. This medication cost less than half at Pet Meds than what my vet was charging. 07/28/2013
works fast , THANK GOODNESS I have a redbone coonhound with long droopy ears, as long as I have had her (9 years) she has had infections. We have tried EVERYTHING!! Some things would work for a while then just as quickly stop working all together. She has had MANY MANY vet appointments, huge vet bills, surgical cleanings,her poor head wrapped like a mummy and nothing has worked for any significant time. Her ears can go from clean and perfect to red, swollen, bloody nightmares overnight. This medication was FINALLY prescribed to her last year. Now her infections are fewer and further between. Fingers crossed that she doesn't become immune. 07/13/2012
Best Ear Meds I've Ever Used My almost-17-year-old dog has had chronic ear infections for well over 10 years. My vet prescribed Posatex about 6 months ago, and I swear it's like a miracle medicine!! Nothing has every worked that quickly to give my pup relief. It's just amazing. SO glad I can order here on PetMeds! 07/02/2012
ear allergies, red, sore, swelling have used several other ear prescriptions which have worked initially then stopped. this is the latest and i wasn't very hopeful as 2 of my dogs have chronic allergy ears which get very bad very fast. their ears will get bloody and can swell shut in a day. i smear this all over the red swollen inside ear - anywhere i see redness/swelling. significant improvement within 24 hours. this is really fast acting compared to all the other prescriptions we've used. hope it continues working and their ears don't become immune to it. but so far we are all pleased. 03/13/2012
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My dog is timely with his regular check ups and vaccinations. It gets really expensive to take him to the vet for an ear infection after every bath! Ear washes just don't do the trick. No vets will issue a recurring prescription because they want the money from the visit - something's got to give way! Can someone offer a suggestion or advice other than using a hair dryer - my dog is terrified of hair dryers and vaccuums.
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Preventative measures such as drying ears after bathing ( water in the ears leaves dogs
susceptible to infection ), Also cleansing the ears periodically will help rid of debris and wax.
A great diet will help the ears also and help the dog fight off infections better. Perhaps you need to
find a different vet who will sympathize with your need to prevent infections and who will work with
you to find a more economic plan for your pet. Call our customer service department for names of
low cost vet clinics in your area. Good Luck
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looking for posatex otic suspension 7.5g
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we carry the 15 gm only
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We do not carry the 30gm size of Posatex.
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Posatex is approved for use in dogs only. Discuss this concern with your veterinarian,ask about similar experiences with Posatex use in other cats. If you are uncomfortable using this product, request a new prescition specially used for cats.
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Should we use Posatex for a cat? It states for dogs...if so why or why not?
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Posatex is FDA approved for use in dogs only. This medication will not be effective in treating your cat. Consult with your veterinarian regarding a prescription that will properly treat your cat.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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