FDA Approves Drug for Dog Ear Infections

Ear drops approved to treat certain yeast and bacterial infections in dog ears.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Intervet’s new animal drug application for the veterinary prescription use of Posatex Otic Suspension for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs, an infection that commonly affects the ears.

Effective as of April 1, 2010, this drug is for treatment of otitis externa associated with susceptible strains of yeast and bacteria.

The conditions of use in dogs include specific dosage amounts according to weight. For dogs less than 30 pounds, the required dosage is four drops once daily into the ear canal. For dogs weighing more than 30 pounds, the dosage should be increased to eight drops into the ear canal, according to the FDA.

Federal law restricts this drug solely for use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

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Dogs · Health and Care