What is Mometamax?
Mometamax treats inflammation and bacterial infections of the ear in dogs. It is a combination medication that contains a broad-spectrum antibiotic, a potent corticosteroid and an antifungal agent. Antibiotics are drugs that kill or stop the growth of bacteria. Antifungal medications kill or slow the growth of fungi and yeast. Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammation.
Who is it for?
Mometamax is for dogs.
What are the benefits?
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Mometamax is a combination medication used to treat inflammation and bacterial infections of the ear. This prescription medication contains a broad-spectrum antibiotic (gentamicin), a potent corticosteroid (mometasone) and an antifungal agent (clomitrazole) to treat inflammation and bacterial infections of the ear. Gentamicin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, mometasone is a potent corticosteroid with minimal systemic absorption, and clotrimazole has antifungal properties.
How does Mometamax work?
Mometamax treats inflammation and infections of the ear by means of three active ingredients: Gentamicin, mometasone and clomitrazole. Gentamicin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which kills bacteria. Mometasone is a potent corticosteroid that relieves inflammation. Clotrimazole is an effective antifungal agent that is effective against yeast.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Follow treatment instructions carefully, since incorrect treatment can result in recurring infections and damage to the ear. The external ear should be clean and dry before application. Excessive hair should be trimmed from the treatment area. Apply the prescribed amount of this topical ointment in the ear and gently massage the ear to distribute the medication. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
What results can I expect?
Mometamax will help to relieve the symptoms and kill the organisms causing ear infections. This medication is not labeled for use beyond 7 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?
Common Drug Name
Gentamicin and mometasone with clomitrazole
What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Mometamax?
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 and apply Mometamax.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your dog is taking, and if your dog has had any reactions to previous medications. Also, tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or has any hearing loss.
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 one 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 should be clean and dry before applying Mometamax. Mometamax 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. Do not use in animals who require their hearing to perform their work (military dogs, police dogs, seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, etc.) as any hearing or vestibular (balance) impairment may not be reversible.
Do not use in pregnant animals unless benefits outweigh the risks.
What side effects may be seen when taking Mometamax?
May see loss of hearing or balance. If so, contact your veterinarian. These effects are usually temporary. If ingested, the most common side effect of corticosteroids 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.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature. 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 Mometamax?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking while receiving gentamicin. Do not administer other corticosteroids during treatment with this medication. Do not use in combination with other aminoglycosides, such as neomycin.
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.