What is Baytril Otic?
Baytril Otic is used to treat outer ear infections in dogs. Unlike oil or petroleum-based products, Baytril Otic is water-based which helps to sooth inflamed ears. Baytril requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- First topical solution approved by the FDA for canine otitis externa
- Water-based emulsion soothes infected ears
- Two powerful ingredients (enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine) kill bacteria and fungus
How does Baytril Otic work?
Baytril Otic works to treat ear infections with the use of two ingredients enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine. Enrofloxacin has quick bacteria-killing properties and silver sulfadiazine is an ingredient which kills fungal microogranisms most commonly associated with canine otitis externa (ear infections).
The safe use of Baytril Otic in dogs for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating bitches, has not been evaluated.
Baytril Otic (Bayer)
enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine
What is the most important thing I should know about Baytril Otic?
Baytril Otic is a floroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear due to organisms susceptible to enrofloxacin or silver sulfadiazine. This medication may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide. Baytril Otic is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Baytril Otic is not for use in pets allergic to it or other floroquinolone antibiotic drugs or sulfonamides.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Baytril Otic to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had seizures or if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should Baytril Otic be given?
The usual dose of Baytril Otic (based on pet's weight) is 5-15 drops in the ear 2 times a day for up to 14 days. Thoroughly clean and dry the ear before treatment. Shake well before use. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not use Baytril Otic in any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Baytril Otic between 40-77°F. Store in an upright position. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
What are the potential side effects of Baytril Otic?
Increased redness of the ear, hearing loss, or loss of balance may occur. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Baytril Otic?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Baytril Otic?
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, hearing loss, loss of balance or increased redness of the ear.
What should I avoid while giving Baytril Otic to my pet?
Do not use Baytril Otic in pets allergic to it or other floroquinolone antibiotics and/or sulfonamides. Use caution when using Baytril Otic in pets with a punctured ear drum.
What other drugs will affect Baytril Otic?
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medications.
Baytril Otic Directions:
- Baytril Otic, a prescription product, is used to treat ear infections in dogs only. Do not use in cats.
Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Be sure to continue administering Baytril Otic as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Shake well before each use. Tilt head so that the affected ear is presented in an upward orientation. Administer 5-10 drops of Baytril Otic to coat the ear lesions and ear canal. Following treatment, gently massage the ear so as to ensure complete and uniform distribution of the medication throughout the external ear canal. Apply twice daily for a duration of up to 14 days.
Store Baytril at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Baytril Otic Ingredients:
Baytril Otic 15 ml (per ml):
Other Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol (a preservative), Cetyl stearyl Alcohol (a stabilizer), Neutral Oil, Purified Water.
Baytril Otic is rated
Rated 5 out of
Works for my ESS
Plagued w springer ear, my male was using zymox for chronic yeast infections. Then he started getting crusty sores on his skin. Thinking it might be diet related the health pet food shop where they are groomed, suggested going grain free. His ears got much worse. Went to the vet, ears were cultured. Expensive yes but we got great diagnosis. Now using Baytril and antibiotic for three different bacteria. Dog is now on hydrolyzed proteins food only. He loves it and he is ears are much better. Thank goodness. Our other Springer has had zero ear problems.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of
part 4 of4 part therapy
dog had two issues ear infection and severe drainage issue on ear flap. Dog is a Golden Retriever, known for ear issues, and is consistantly in water( several times daily) fresh spring running creek.
Area Cleaned of dead tissue depris, hair trimmed to the skin, exposing inflamation. Cleaned 2 times daily with Clensing pad (DOUXO, Chlorhexidine 3% PS PAD).
Apply Ointment on ear Flap DERMALONE OINTMENT after cleaning with pad.
(wipe off excess, will stain furniture)
Treatment for ear canal;
Clean with Saline Solution, used TRIEDTA.
again 2 times daily treatment.
PART 4 Apply BAYTRIL to Ear Canal.
Be careful when massaging any products into ear canal, don't be too rough. Apply all products LIBERALLY. don't skimp.
after the 2nd day of treatment you should notice considerably better condition of skin around dog's ear. I did.
MOST IMPORTANT- THIS IS a 2 -PERSON JOB one holds the dog the other applies treatment.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of
This product is working.
Our vet recommended this product because of the severe ear infection that Bella had. They did not carry it at their veterinary service. While Bella definitely does not like have her ears "invaded", she is truly doing better. The vet has recommended that we bring her back for a check-up before we run out of medicine, which we plan to do.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 2 out of
This was a waste of money
Not only did my dog fuss and fight me to put the drops in her ears...but they did not seem to work at ll
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 5 out of
Malassezia and Pseudomonas
My new foster poodle had a yeast (Malassezia) and Pseudomonas ear infection (both ears). The vet took a sample from the ear and viewed it under the microscope. The combination of enrofloxacin and silver sulferdiazine is currently the best way to wipe out the Pseudomonas. I did have to fill the ear canals to make sure the med got deep into the ear. Because there is no steroid in this, I was not worried about an overdose-- the higher the local concentration of the enrofloxacin, the better for the Pseudomonas. Silver sulfadiazine fights the yeast. Fantastic product. Look up the scientific research online before taking the anecdotal advice of the negative reviews. If your dog has a Pseudomonas ear infection, use a lot of medication for an extended period of time because you must wipe out all of the colonies in the ear, 100% or your dog will end up with resistant bacteria and possibly long term problems and loss of hearing.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 4 out of
Effective for my dog, so far!
I did take my dog to the veterinarian, who gave me the 15 mL bottle. I have been using it on her ear for 3 days so far, and it is clearing up nicely! She was absolutely miserable, but I can see that she is doing so much better already! I read the other reviews and it is apparent that this product is not for every pet, so PLEASE, for the sake of your pet, take them to the vet first!
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 1 out of
like using water
I have two Cooker Spaniels. They are prone to ear infections. I have used Panalog, Otomax, Baytril. \Baytril was like using water. It did absolutely nothing! That office visit cost me $527.00, office visit, exam, ear cleaning & the Baytril. I am tired of these out of line fees at the vets. If we don't start complaining about there charges they will continue to go up. Taking two kids to the doctor never cost this much for ear infections. This has got to stop! ALL VETS ARE OUT OF LINE ON THEIR FEES!!
Date published: 2012-09-02
Rated 1 out of
No effect, if not worse!
I tried to order Otomax from PetMed and my vet warned me against using Otomax without an exam first. Otomax may cause hearing damage if eardrum is not intact. My order for Otomax was cancelled and I spent $90 on Baytril and MicaVed. Two weeks later, my dogs ears are worse and the skin is red. Going back this morning to get exam and, I'm sure, Otomax for infection. Don't waste your time, money, or dog's comfort with this stuff.
Date published: 2012-08-31