What is Malmetazone Suspension?
Malmetazone Otic Suspension is a once-a-day treatment for ear infections. It’s an advanced formula that includes a combination of medications with antibacterial (gentamicin sulfate), anti-inflammatory (mometasone), and antifungal (clotrimazole) properties. It is used in dogs for the treatment of otitis externa when caused by susceptible fungi or bacteria. Malmetazone Otic Suspension may be used for purposes other than those listed here. Mometamax requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Treats ear infections caused by bacteria or fungus
- Also used to reduce inflammation in the ear
- Dropper bottle includes a long tip, which makes administration easier and less stressful
How does Malmetazone Otic Suspension work?
The ingredient gentamicin sulfate is an antibiotic that is effective against a wide array of bacteria. Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that is used for the treatment of dermal infections caused by various species. Mometasone is a synthetic hormone that treats inflammatory skin disorders and allergic reactions that your pet may have.
Avoid getting Malmetazone in your dog’s eyes, nose or mouth.
Malmetazone Otic Suspension (Merck)
Gentamicin sulfate, Mometasone furoate, Clotrimazole
What is the most important information I should know about Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
Malmetazone Otic Suspension is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs only. It is available in 15 gm plastic dropper bottles. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Malmetazone Otic Suspension to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant, allergic to any of the ingredients in Malmetazone Otic Suspension, has perforated eardrums, or is currently taking any other medications, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
How should Malmetazone Otic Suspension be applied?
Shake well before use. The usual dose for dogs weighing less than 30 lbs is 4 drops into the ear canal once a day. For dogs weighing 30 lbs or more, place 8 drops into the ear canal once a day. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days. Avoid getting this medication in your pet’s eyes, nose or mouth.
What are the potential side effects of Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
Side effects associated with this medication are related to the individual ingredients. Gentamicin, while absorbed poorly from the skin, when applied topically for long periods of time to large wounds, burns or denuded skin has a potential for reversible or irreversible ear and kidney toxicity. Hearing loss (usually temporary) may occur. Discontinue this medication and consult with your veterinarian if hearing loss, head tilting or dizziness are noticed. Redness of the skin, stinging, blistering, peeling, fluid retention, itching, hives and general irritation of the skin have been observed occasionally in humans following the use of clotrimazole. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Malmetazone Otic Suspension, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
What should I avoid while applying Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
Avoid using any other medications in your pet’s ear unless instructed to by your veterinarian. Do not use Malmetazone Otic Suspension in dogs allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Use with caution in pregnant animals. Do not use in dogs with perforated eardrums. Discontinue use of this medication if hearing loss is noted during treatment. Use of this product beyond the recommended dose of 7 days may result in delayed wound healing.
What other drugs will affect Malmetazone Otic Suspension?
Avoid using other ear medications without first talking to your veterinarian. Do not use concurrently with other corticosteroids or aminogylcoside antibiotics. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Malmetazone Otic Suspension. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.