What is Genesis Topical Spray?
Genesis is used topically to treat itching due to allergic reactions of the skin.
Who is it for?
Genesis is for dogs. The safety of Genesis in dogs less than 8 lbs and under 1 year of age has not been evaluated.
What are the benefits?
||Reduces your dog's itching due to allergies
||No need for subjecting your dog to systemic steroid treatments
||Effective for flea allergy dermatitis
How does Genesis Topical Spray work?
Genesis contains the corticosteroid triamcinolone, which blocks the substances that trigger an allergic response.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
No, not in a spray form.
How is it given?
Genesis is applied topically to the affected area. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty applying the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. Avoid contact with the eyes. Use gloves when applying, and apply in a well ventilated area.
What results can I expect?
Genesis will not cure the disease, but will help reduce the symptoms. It usually must be used more than once a day to have a full effect. Follow your veterinarian's directions closely. This medication is not labeled for use beyond 28 days. If symptoms persist after the end of the treatment period, contact your veterinarian.
What form(s) does it come in?
This medication comes in a liquid spray form.
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Genesis Topical Spray?
Talk to your veterinarian about what tests and exams may be necessary while your pet is receiving Genesis. Also discuss how long the treatment period will be and what type of outcome is expected. You and your veterinarian should talk about any other treatment options that are recommended for your pet.
Have your veterinarian or veterinary technician show you how to properly clean the skin area prior to applying Genesis.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your dog is taking, and also if your dog 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?
Wear gloves when applying this medication, and use in a well ventilated area.
Who should not take it?
Do not use in animals hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If a bacterial infection is present, appropriate antibiotic treatment should be given. Prolonged use may result in a serious
bacterial or fungal infection.
Prevent oral ingestion of the medication. If ingested at high doses or for extended periods, corticosteroids can cause premature birth especially toward the end of pregnancy. In dogs, rabbits, and rodents, corticosteroids can cause birth defects. 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.
Use with caution in animals with diabetes mellitus or Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism).
What side effects may be seen when taking Genesis Topical Spray?
Side effects are unusual with this medication. If ingested or used in large quantities, the most common side effect is an increase in the amount of drinking and urinating. Less commonly, one may see an increased appetite and weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes. In rare cases it may cause skin irritation. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
Adverse reactions and toxicities are unlikely if used according to directions. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe any unusual signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian
What should I avoid when giving my pet Genesis Topical Spray?
Consult your veterinarian before using corticosteroid topical preparations with vitamins and supplements, 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.