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About Animax Ointment for Cat and Dog Skin Rashes

Using this Dog and Cat Antimicrobial Medicine

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

indications for Animax Ointment

Animax Ointment, a generic equivalent to Panalog, is a medication applied in treating dermatological disorders in animals. The antimicrobial and corticosteroid combination in the medicine makes it an effective antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed for cats and dogs. The ointment also finds use in eczema related dermatitis, contact dermatitis and also supplements the management of parasite-borne dermatitis in animals. The therapeutic effects that the medication provides is due to the four active ingredients; Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetone. Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic, which forms an active remedy against infections affecting the skin. Neomycin possesses antimicrobial functions and Thiostrepton is highly active against gram-positive organisms. Triamcinolone Acetone, a corticosteroid, helps in relieving the symptoms quickly and facilitates healing. The combined action of all four components works against the bacterial infections in animals.

Precautions

Do not use the medicine without prescription. As the ointment is a combination of four ingredients, it should not be used in animals that are hypersensitive to any one or all four of individual components. Animax ointment is not meant for higher degree infections or deep wounds. Neomycin may trigger allergy in certain cases; stop medication on encountering symptoms like redness, irritation and swelling. Animax is not to be used in ears, unless a veterinary inspection of the ear has been done. Ointment is extremely allergic to eyes or areas around the eyes, and the medication should be discontinued on instances when hearing loss is detected.

Dosage

The dosage ranges from daily once or weekly once, to twice or thrice daily or as often as required, depending on the severity of infection. However, the dosage can be reduced as and when an improvement is registered.

Side Effects

Since the ointment contains corticosteroids, it may cause severe thirst and urination in the animal when injected or when taken orally. Prolonged dosage of medication might contribute to Cushing’s syndrome. Though reported to have occurred in rare instances, you cannot rule out the chances for vomiting and diarrhea. Temporary loss of hearing and reaction to neomycin are other related side effects to the medicine.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetone Ointment, Panolog (Fort Dodge)

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Animax Ointment at a glance

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  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2An anti-bacterial, anti- fungal, and anti-inflammatory
  • 3A topical medication
  • 4Treats dermatological (skin) problems in animals like eczema and parasite-borne dermatitis