Indications for Otomax Ointment
Otomax Ointment, a combination antimicrobial and corticosteroid, is chiefly indicated for the treatment of acute and chronic otitis externa associated with yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis) and/or bacteria susceptible to gentamicin. The drug is also used for the treatment of fungus infection of the nasal cavity. The active ingredients in the otomax ointment- betamethasone valerate, gentamicin sulfate, and clotrimazole are effective against painful infections of the ear. Gentamicin inhibits the growth of a variety of bacteria including pseudomonas, proteus, e.coli and staphylococcus, while steroid betamethasone valerate comes with anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties.