What is Tresaderm®?
Tresaderm is a combination ear and skin medication for dogs and cats. This prescription medication contains an antifungal, corticosteroid and a broad-spectrum antibiotic to treat inflammation, bacterial and fungal infections of the ear and skin.
Who is it for?
Tresaderm is for dogs and cats.
What are the benefits?
||Prescription combination ear and skin medication in convenient drop form
||Tresaderm contains an antifungal, corticosteroid and a broad-spectrum antibiotic
||Treats inflammation and bacterial infections along with fungal infections
Tresaderm is a combination ear and skin medication. Tresaderm contains an antifungal (thiabendazole), corticosteroid (dexamethasone), and broad-spectrum antibiotic (neomycin) to treat inflammation as well as bacterial and dermatophyte fungal infections (ringworm) of the ear and skin. It is prescribed for certain acute and chronic skin and ear conditions. Convenient dropper bottle.
How does Tresaderm work?
Tresaderm treats inflammation as well as bacterial and fungal infections by action of three active ingredients: thiabendazole, dexamethasone and neomycin. Thiabendazole is an antifungal agent, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid and neomycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Tresaderm is a topical drop applied onto the skin or ear. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Follow treatment instructions carefully, since incorrect treatment can result in recurring infections and damage to the ear. The area should be clean and dry before application. Excessive hair should be trimmed from the treatment area. Apply the prescribed amount of Tresaderm and gently massage the drops into the ear or skin, as prescribed. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
Tresaderm will help to relieve the symptoms and kill the organisms causing infections. This medication is not labeled for use beyond seven days, since it could delay wound healing. If symptoms persist after the end of the treatment period, contact your veterinarian.
What form(s) does it come in?
Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.
Common Drug Name
Thiabendazole with dexamethasone and neomycin.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Tresaderm?
Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your pet's condition.
If Tresaderm is to be used in the ear, your veterinarian should examine your pet's ear to make sure the eardrum is intact.
Have your veterinarian or veterinary technician show you how to properly clean the ear or treatment area and apply Tresaderm.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications. Also, tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the application you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
The ear and/or other treatment area should be clean and dry before applying Tresaderm. Tresaderm should not be used in animals with perforated eardrums. Always follow your veterinarian's directions on the use of this medication.
Who should not take it?
Do not use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. Corticosteroids, if given at high doses or for extended periods, can cause premature birth. In dogs, rabbits, and rodents, corticosteroids can cause birth defects. Prevent oral ingestion of the medication. Avoid contact with the eyes.
What side effects may be seen when taking Tresaderm?
In rare instances, an animal may be sensitive to neomycin; causing redness in the area the medication was applied. If your pet is experiencing this, contact your veterinarian. If there are open lesions, applying the medication may cause some pain, lasting 2-5 minutes. If ingested, or given at high doses or for prolonged periods of time, side effects related to the dexamethasone may be seen. The most common effect is an increase in the amount of drinking and urinating. Less commonly you may see an increased appetite and weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes. These effects may be eliminated or reduced by decreasing dosage or frequency of administration, as recommended by your veterinarian.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, a sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma.
Corticosteroids, if given at high doses or for extended periods, can cause delayed wound healing and immunosuppression resulting in an increased risk of bacterial or fungal infections.
How is it stored?
Store tightly closed in a refrigerator. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Tresaderm?
Consult your veterinarian before using Tresaderm with other medications, including vitamins and supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic), other corticosteroids, or gentamicin, since interactions may occur.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.