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What is GentaCalm Topical Spray?
GentaCalm Topical Spray is for the treatment of infected superficial lesions in dogs caused by bacteria susceptible to gentamicin. It’s an easy-to-use spray that’s convenient to apply - no messy creams or lotions. Does not stain or leave behind a greasy residue. Active ingredient Gentamicin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, provides treatment of susceptible bacterial infections. Betamethasone valerate provides anti-inflammatory and antipruritic activity. GentaCalm Topical Spray requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Treats infected superficial lesions in dogs caused by bacteria
- Treats itching and inflammation
- Convenient to apply
- No messy creams or lotions - easy to apply spray
- Does not stain or leave behind a greasy residue
How does GentaCalm Topical Spray work?
Gentamicin is a mixture of aminoglycoside antibiotics derived from the fermentation of Micromonospora purpurea. Gentamicin sulfate is a mixture of sulfate salts of the antibiotics produced in this fermentation. The salts are weakly acidic and freely soluble in water. Gentamicin sulfate contains not less than 500 micrograms of gentamicin base per milligram. Betamethasone valerate is a synthetic glucocorticoid. Combined, these ingredients help treat superficial lesions caused by bacteria, as well as help treat itching and inflammation.
Antibiotic susceptibility of the pathogenic organism(s) should be determined prior to use of this preparation. Use of topical antibiotics may permit overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria, fungi or yeasts. If this occurs, treatment should be instituted with other appropriate agents as indicated. Administration of recommended dose beyond 7 days may result in delayed wound healing. Dogs treated longer than 7 days should be monitored closely. Avoid ingestion. Oral or parenteral use of corticosteroids, depending on dose, duration and specific steroid may result in inhibition of endogenous steroid production following drug withdrawal. In dogs presently receiving or recently withdrawn from systemic corticosteroids treatments, therapy with a rapidly acting corticosteroid should be considered in especially stressful situations. If ingestion should occur, patients should be closely observed for the usual signs of adrenocorticoid overdosage, which includes sodium retention, potassium loss, fluid retention, weight gains, polydipsia and/or polyuria. Prolonged use or overdosage may produce adverse immunosuppressive effects.
GentaCalm Topical Spray
gentamicin sulfate and betamethasone valerate
What is the most important thing I should know about GentaCalm Topical Spray?
GentaCalm Topical Spray is for the treatment of infected superficial lesions in dogs caused by bacteria susceptible to gentamicin. It comes in a convenient, easy-to-use spray and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. The usual dose is application 2-4 times daily for 7 days.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying GentaCalm Topical Spray to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. If your pet has a hypersensitivity to the ingredients of GentaCalm, let your veterinarian know.
How should GentaCalm Topical Spray be applied?
GentaCalm is a topical spray that should be applied directly to the affected area. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions exactly as directed. The usual dose is application 2-4 times a day for 7 consecutive days.
What are the potential side effects of GentaCalm Topical Spray?
As with all drugs, side effects may occur. SAP and SGPT (ALT) enzyme elevations, weight loss, anorexia, polydipsia and polyuria, vomiting and diarrhea (occasionally bloody) have been observed following parenteral or systemic use of synthetic corticosteroids in dogs. Cushing’s syndrome has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy in dogs. Prolonged use or overdosage may produce adverse immunosuppressive effects. Use with caution in pregnant dogs as clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or parenterally to animals may induce the first stage of parturition when administered during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta and metritis. Additionally, corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits and rodents during pregnancy have produced cleft palate and other congenital anomalies have been reported in offspring.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of GentaCalm Topical Spray?
Apply GentaCalm as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a regular dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose my pet on GentaCalm Topical Spray?
If your pet ingests GentaCalm, seek emergency veterinary medical care.
What should I avoid while giving GentaCalm Topical Spray to my pet?
Avoid using for more than seven days unless under guidance of your veterinarian.
What other drugs will affect GentaCalm Topical Spray?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking other medications or supplements.
GentaCalm Topical Spray Directions:
- Remove excessive hair and clean the lesion and adjacent area.
- Hold bottle upright 3 to 6 inches from the lesion and depress the sprayer head twice.
- Use for up to 7 days or as recommended by your veterinarian.
Do not let your pet lick the site of application.
GentaCalm Topical Spray Dosage:
|All weights||Administer 2 to 4 times daily for 7 days or as recommended by your veterinarian.|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Store upright at room temperature.
GentaCalm Topical Spray Ingredients:
|Gentamicin sulfate and betamethasone valerate|