What is Baytril Otic?
Baytril Otic is used to treat outer ear infections in dogs. Unlike oil or petroleum-based products, Baytril Otic is water-based which helps to sooth inflamed ears. Baytril requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- First topical solution approved by the FDA for canine otitis externa
- Water-based emulsion soothes infected ears
- Two powerful ingredients (enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine) kill bacteria and fungus
How does Baytril Otic work?
Baytril Otic works to treat ear infections with the use of two ingredients enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine. Enrofloxacin has quick bacteria-killing properties and silver sulfadiazine is an ingredient which kills fungal microogranisms most commonly associated with canine otitis externa (ear infections).
The safe use of Baytril Otic in dogs for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating bitches, has not been evaluated.
Baytril Otic (Bayer)
enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine
What is the most important thing I should know about Baytril Otic?
Baytril Otic is a floroquinolone antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear due to organisms susceptible to enrofloxacin or silver sulfadiazine. This medication may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide. Baytril Otic is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Baytril Otic is not for use in pets allergic to it or other floroquinolone antibiotic drugs or sulfonamides.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Baytril Otic to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has had seizures or if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should Baytril Otic be given?
The usual dose of Baytril Otic (based on pet’s weight) is 5-15 drops in the ear 2 times a day for up to 14 days. Thoroughly clean and dry the ear before treatment. Shake well before use. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Do not use Baytril Otic in any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed. Symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Baytril Otic between 40-77°F. Store in an upright position. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
What are the potential side effects of Baytril Otic?
Increased redness of the ear, hearing loss, or loss of balance may occur. Side effects other than those listed may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Baytril Otic?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Baytril Otic?
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, hearing loss, loss of balance or increased redness of the ear.
What should I avoid while giving Baytril Otic to my pet?
Do not use Baytril Otic in pets allergic to it or other floroquinolone antibiotics and/or sulfonamides. Use caution when using Baytril Otic in pets with a punctured ear drum.
What other drugs will affect Baytril Otic?
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medications.