POSOS Posatex Otic Suspension is labeled for use in canines. This product contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal components to treat ear infections.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
This product requires a prescription from a veterinarian to treat ear infections caused by yeast or bacteria in dogs.
The physical structure of the dog’s ear poses a problem when it comes to acquiring an infection. The human ear canal is a straight in ad out tube from the outer to inner ear. A dog’s ear canal has a slight bend forming an “L” shaped ear canal. The ear drum sits at the distal portion of the “L” directly in front of the middle portion of the ear. This vital hearing organ can become endangered as foreign particles enter and become entrapped behind this curvature of the ear. Ear infections are classified as the first stage of otitis externa or ear inflammation; this problem is called otitis external or otitis media if affecting the middle ear. Infections left untreated and unnoticed can cause the eardrum to rupture or cause the problem of otitis externa.
Symptoms of an ear infection include; shaking of the head, redness of the ear tissues, pawing or scratching of the ears, head tilt, slight deafness, pain when eating, pain when yawning, and pain whilst the jaws are being handled. The underlying cause of an ear infection can be from a variety of things such as; autoimmune disease, keratinisation, hair accumulation, foreign materials, adverse reactions to drugs, allergies to foods, and parasites. A number of other less common underlying conditions include; fungal or bacterial infections, swimming, and improper ear cleaning done by unknowledgeable personnel.
Pet aliments caused by an ear infection include; shaking of the head, redness of the ear tissues, pawing or scratching of the ears, head tilt, slight deafness, pain when eating, pain when yawning, and pain whilst the jaws are being handled.
PETS WITH ALIMENTS
RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Otitis Externa is a non-specific to any breed, age, or gender of dog the condition is however more common to those dogs with long ears covering the ear canal.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner while taking this product include; cataracts, seizures, convulsions, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting and decreased appetite.
2. What should I do if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.
3. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; convulsions, cataracts, diarrhea, seizures, lethargy, vomiting and decreased appetite.
4. What sort of medical tests will need to be taken before administering this medication?
a. A sensitivity test. A sensitivity test requires a small swab from the affected area to be culturized. This grown colony of bacteria will then be tested against different forms of antibiotics to determine which medication to prescribe. This test is essential in eliminating wasted time and money of medications that are ineffective.
5. I find most forms of antibiotics I develop an allergic reaction, is it safe for me to handle my pet’s medication?
a.) Yes. Handlers which are allergic to antibiotics are advised to wear safety materials such as gloves while administering the product. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. After administration wash hands and forearms thoroughly with soap and water.
Keep product out of the hands of children.
Product is not intended for human use.
Product is to be used with veterinary consent.
Read the entire content of the label before each use.
Products handled improperly can become hazardous to both humans and animals. Read label instructions carefully and follow accordingly.
PET: Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females.
HUMANS: Not to be used in humans. Keep away from children. In case of accidental ingestion locate a medical attention immediately. Do administer personnel has a history of antibiotic allergies.
If Swallowed: Immediately contact a poison control center to be instructed of the situation. Offer water to affected person if said person is in a state of consciousness. Do not encourage the individual to vomit unless instructed by a medical physician.
If in eyes: If product residue affects the eyes, keep the affected eye open while flushing said eye with water. If individual wears contact lenses, remove the contact and continue flushing eye for five minutes. Continue to cleanse the eye for 20 minutes and contact a medical physician if irritation occurs.
Storage and disposal
Storage: Store product away from heat and light.
Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
Generic products contain the same active ingredients as their brand name comparisons. Brand name comparisons may be more costly than generic brands, but storage regulations are strictly followed. Through proper storage and good handling, generic equivalents work at the same effect rate as name brand products.
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