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animax ointment

Animax, a generic for Panalog, is a combination antimicrobial, antifungal, and corticosteroid used in the treatment of skin disorders characterized by inflammation and dry or exudative dermatitis caused by bacterial or candidal infections. It is also used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhea, and contact dermatitis.

For: Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

How it works: Animax contains key ingredients Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetonide. Triamcinolone Acetonide is a corticosteroid which provides quick symptomatic relief when applied topically. Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic which helps with the treatment of skin infections caused by Candida albicans, a type of skin fungus. Neomycin sulfate works as an antimicrobial agent against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Thiostrepton is an antibiotic which can fight against gram-positive organisms, including most which are resistant to other antibiotics. When combined, these ingredients help to prevent bacterial infections caused by certain organisms.

Dosage and Administration: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The administration of Animax depends on the severity of the condition. Application may range from once a day to once a week for mild conditions or up to 2-3 times a day for severe conditions. Store Animax at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

Possible side effects of Animax: Side effects associated with this medication are related to the individual ingredients. Side effects following the use of injected or oral corticosteroids include increased thirst and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and Cushing's syndrome following prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. Discontinue use and contact your veterinarian if sensitivity to neomycin, which may cause redness, irritation, and swelling occurs. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What should I avoid while using Animax on my pet: Do not use this medication in pets allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Discontinue use of this medication and contact your veterinarian if hearing loss is noted during treatment.

What other drugs will affect Animax: Before using Animax, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other antibiotic, antifungal or corticosteroid medications either topically or by mouth. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

What is the most important information I should know about Animax: Animax is a prescription medicine FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Animax is available as an ointment in 15ml tubes. Each ml of ointment contains 100,000 units Nystatin, neomycin sulfate equivalent to 2.5mg of neomycin, 2,500 units thiostrepton and 1mg triamcinolone acetonide. Prior to use the affected area should be cleaned. Animax is for use topically on the skin. Do not use in the eyes.

Cautions: There are possible side effects and adverse interactions with other drugs. Be sure to tell your veterinarian what other medications your pet is currently using. Do not use in the eyes.