MalOtic Ointment is a topical solution/topical ointment meant for the treatment of chronic and acute otitis externa (infection of the outer ear canal) associated with yeast and/or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin. Its formulation is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. MalOtic is available in a 15 gm dropper bottle and a 15 gm tube and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Gentamicin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis of susceptible bacteria, such as the bacteria commonly found in dog ears. Betamethasone works by reducing the inflammation and itchy feeling in the ear. The anti-fungal agent of MalOtic, Clotrimazole, prevents infections from dividing and growing.
For otic use in dogs only. The use of the ingredients of MalOtic, gentamicin, betamethasone, and clotrimazole, has been associated with deafness or partial hearing loss in a small number of sensitive dogs. The hearing deficit is usually temporary. If hearing or vestibular dysfunction is noted during treatment, stop using MalOtic immediately and thoroughly flush the ear canal with a non-ototoxic solution. Additionally, avoid giving to dogs that are breeding, pregnant, or lactating.
Gentamicin Sulfate, USP Betamethasone Valerate, USP and Clotrimazole, USP
MalOtic Ointment requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Each gram of MalOtic Ointment for dogs contains gentamicin sulfate, USP equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base; betamethasone valerate, USP equivalent to 1 mg betamethasone; and 10 mg clotrimazole, USP in a mineral oil-based system containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel. MalOtic is for otic use in dogs only and requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is important to exactly follow your veterinarian's instructions when administering MalOtic Ointment to your pet. MalOtic Ointment is available in a 15 gm dropper bottle and a 15 gm tube.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is breeding, pregnant, or lactating.
Make sure the treatment area is cleansed, dried, and clear of any debris, excessive hair, or foreign materials. Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly when administering MalOtic to your pet. For dogs weighing under 30 lbs, the usual dose is 4 drops of solution into the ear canal twice a day. For dogs weighing 30 lbs or more, the usual dose is 8 drops of solution into the ear canal twice a day.
Side effects of MalOtic Ointment for dogs can include irreversible damage to the inner ear from the ingredient, gentamicin. Betamethasone can cause side effects such as weight loss, anorexia, polydipsia (excessive drinking), polyuria (excessive urinating), vomiting, and diarrhea.
Do not give a double dose of MalOtic Ointment. Administer the next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing schedule.
If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian.
Avoid giving to dogs with perforated eardrums as well as dogs who are breeding, pregnant or lactating. If a hypersensitivity to MalOtic occurs, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.
Consult with your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other supplements or medications.
When using the dropper bottle, shake well before use.
|<30 lbs||Instill 4 drops of ointment into the ear canal twice daily|
|30 lbs and more||Instill 8 drops of ointment into the ear canal twice daily|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store between 36-77 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep out of reach of children.
|Active Ingredients (per gram): gentamicin sulfate, USP equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base; betamethasone valerate, USP equivalent to 1 mg betamethasone; and 10 mg clotrimazole, USP in a mineral oil-based system containing a plasticized hydrocarbon gel.|