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tresaderm

Tresaderm is used in pets to treat certain acute or chronic bacterial, fungal and inflammatory skin disorders, as well as otitis externa (ear inflammation).

For: Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

How it works: Each 15 ml dropper of Tresaderm solution contains thiabendazole and dexamethasone neomycin sulfate. Thiabendazole is a fungicide and parasiticide that kills or inhibits fungi and parasites. Dexamethasone neomycin sulfate is a potent anti-inflammatory.

Dosage & 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 Tresaderm depends on the severity of the condition and the extent of the lesions. The typical dose for the ear is 5-15 drops instilled into the ear twice a day. To treat skin disorders affecting other than the ear, the surface of the lesion should be well moistened with Tresaderm, usually 2-4 drops per square inch, twice a day. Store Tresaderm in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. Tresaderm should not be used for more than one week. Do not use Tresaderm in the eyes. Do not use Tresaderm on pregnant animals. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.

Directions:

Tips: Prior to use, the affected area should be cleaned. Application and use of Tresaderm should be limited to a period of not longer than one week. Do not use Tresaderm in the eyes.

 
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats:
(for use in the ears)
All weights The usual dose for the ear is 5-15 drops placed into the ear twice daily
Dogs/Cats::
(for use topically on the skin)
All weights The usual dose to treat skin disorders affecting other than in the ear is 2 to 4 drops per square inch twice daily
Horses: X X
Storage: Store Tresaderm in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Ingredients:

Tresaderm:
Active Ingredients (per mL) Amount
Thiabendazole 40 mg
Dexamethasone 1 mg
Neomycin (from neomycin sulfate) 3.2 mg
Other Ingredients: Glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, hypophosphorous acid, about 8.5% ethyl alcohol and about 0.5% benzyl alcohol.

What happens if I miss 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.

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

Possible side effects of Tresaderm: 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 the 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 the animal.

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

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Acepromazine: Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant. Do not use Tresaderm if the pet is allergic to any of the individual ingredients.

Cautions: For topical use on the skin or ears only. Do not get in eyes.