Milbemycin oxime otic (Rx)
TRADE NAMES:Milbemite Otic Solution
An effective ear mite treatment for your cat. Each foil pouch contains two plastic dispensing tubes of solution, one for each ear. A single dose is often enough.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- Milbemycin oxime is a strong drug able to interfere with a parasite's nerve transmission, causing death of many forms of parasites
- This otic solution is applied to the ear
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Used to treat ear mites in cats older than 4 weeks of age (not approved for use in dogs)
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- Kittens less than 4 weeks of age
- Safety has not been established in breeding, pregnant or nursing cats
- Pets known to have had an allergic reaction to milbemycin or like products
Administer this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Read and follow the label carefully.
Each foil pouch contains two tubes of solution, one for each ear. Cleaning of the external ear canal prior to treatment may be performed, but is not necessary.
Apply the contents of one tube topically into each external ear canal. Massage the base of the ear after application in order to distribute the medication fully.
Repeat once if necessary (if immature ear mites hatch after treatment).
WHAT IF DOSE IS MISSED?
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Ear irritation
- If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, no known drug interactions have been noted.
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet is exposed to more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
- What tests may need to be performed prior to treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug?
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.
- If you pet is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, milbemycin should only be given to the cat for which it was prescribed. It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about milbemycin. If you have any questions or concerns about milbemycin or the conditions for which it was prescribed, contact your veterinarian.