Epi-Otic Salicylic Acid/Lactic Acid and/or alternatives
Epi-Otic Cleanser 0.1%/2.5%Manufacturer: Brand Name Manufacturer Source Country : Canada
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Description of Epi-Otic
Epi-Otic has Salicylic Acid as its active ingredient, and it belongs to the category of drugs known as veterinary ear cleaners. It is available as an alcohol free, mild, drying and cleansing solution. Other ingredients present in the solution include dimethicone, PCMX, docusate sodium, spherulites, lactic acid, propylene glycol and water.
Indications & Dosage of Epi-Otic
Epi-Otic is an over-the-counter medication used for cleaning debris, wax and dead tissue from a pet’s ear before starting a treatment procedure. The drug prevents pseudomonas bacteria from attaching to the pet’s skin surface. Due to this, building up of bacteria or yeast is eliminated, and irritation is relieved. Due to aldehyde complex as part of the Epi-Otic’s anti-odor technology, odors from the ears of the pet are also eliminated. The veterinarian may also advise you to buy Epi-Otic in order to clean ears of pets with severe otitis externa.
Initially, you will have to apply Epi-Otic into your pet’s ear two or three times per week. After that, you will advised to apply it once a day a day before each otitis externa treatment procedure.
Before you apply the solution, make sure to shake its bottle properly. Apply it into your pet’s ear canal, and wipe the outer part with a cotton ball. The veterinarian will advise you to moisten the cotton balls with Epi-Otic solution only. After you have applied the solution in your pet’s ear, rub its ear base gently and wipe the flap of the ear properly.
Side Effects & Interactions of Epi-Otic
Although Epi-Otic is considered to be a mild and safe solution and is not known to cause any serious side effects, some pets may develop mild itching or irritation in the ears after application. These are normal side effects of the drug and subside on their own within a few minutes. Seek medical attention from a professional veterinarian immediately if severe irritation occurs, or if your pet loses its hearing after being administered with the solution.
Some pets may develop an allergic reaction to Epi-Otic. Symptoms of such a condition include extreme itching in the ears, inflammation or pain in the ears, hives, difficulty breathing, and discharge from the ears or excessive drooling. Stop applying the solution immediately if your pet develops any of these symptoms.
Before you buy Epi-Otic for your dog or cat, inform the veterinarian if you are already giving any other ear related drugs to it, including herbal preparations. Also inform him or her about all the medicines your pet is receiving at present, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products and health supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Epi-Otic
Epi-Otic is meant to be used topically only, and should not be ingested. Also do not administer this drug if your pet’s ears have ruptured tympanic membranes. Severe irritation may occur if the medicine gets into your pet’s mouth, nose or eyes. If this happens, wash the area thoroughly with water, and contact the veterinarian if irritation persists.
Before you use Epi-Otic on your pet, inform the veterinarian about any ear-related problem your pet may be suffering from, or if it has ticks or fleas in the ears. Also inform him or her if your pet is pregnant, lactating or breeding.