Osurnia is formulated for dogs to help treat otitis externa an infection of the ear canal better known as swimmer's ears in humans. While there are many causes for otitis externa in dogs, Osurnia is designed to help your pal feel better. It applies like a liquid and stays like a gel, which penetrates deep. It's built to coat and adhere to the entire ear canal, increasing contact time at the infection site. Osurnia even works with your canine companion's natural ear cleaning process and is gradually removed over time.
Osurnia's gel formulation coats and adheres to the entire ear canal and remains in place to fight otitis externa for up to 45 days by naturally dissolving in ear wax. Florfenicol, one of the ingredients, prevents the growth of bacteria. Terbinafine is an antifungal, which prevents the growth of fungi, and betamethasone acetate exhibits anti-inflammatory activity.
OSURNIA is indicated for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs associated with susceptible strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius) and yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis).
OSURNIA should be administered in the clinic. Clean and dry the external ear canal before administering the initial dose of the product. Administer one dose (1 tube) per affected ear(s) and repeat administration in 7 days.
Do not clean the ear canal for 45 days after the initial administration to allow contact of the gel with the ear canal. Cleaning the ear may affect product effectiveness (see Effectiveness). If alternative otic therapies are required it is recommended to clean the ear(s) before application.
Open tube by twisting the soft tip. Insert the flexible tip into the affected external ear canal(s) and squeeze entire tube contents into the external ear canal(s). After application, gently massage the base of the ear to allow the gel to penetrate to the lower part of the ear canal.
Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Do not use in dogs with known tympanic perforation (see Precautions).
Do not use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to florfenicol, terbinafine or corticosteroids.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans. In case of accidental skin contact, wash area thoroughly with water. Avoid contact to the eyes.
Do not administer orally.The use of OSURNIA in dogs with perforated tympanic membranes has not been evaluated. The integrity of the tympanic membrane should be confirmed before administering this product. Reevaluate the dog if hearing loss or signs of vestibular dysfunction are observed during treatment.
Use of topical otic corticosteroids has been associated with adrenocortical suppression and iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism in dogs (see Animal Safety).
Use with caution in dogs with impaired hepatic function (see Animal Safety and Adverse Reactions).
The safe use of OSURNIA in dogs used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating bitches, has not been evaluated.
OSURNIA should be stored under refrigerated conditions between 36°-46° F (2°-8° C). To facilitate comfort during administration, OSURNIA may be brought to room temperature and stored for up to three months.