What is Surolan?
Surolan Otic Suspension is used to treat otitis externa and dermatitis in dogs caused by yeasts, fungi, bacteria and ear mites. Surolan is a combination of medications with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Surolan requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Effective treatment for otitis externa
How does Surolan Otic Suspension work?
The ingredients in Surolan are a combination of antifungal, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory agents including polymyxin B, miconazole and prednisolone to help treat otitis externa.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Do not administer daily. For otic use only. Examine the external ear canal thoroughly to be certain the tympanic membranes are not ruptured. If overgrowth of non-susceptible bacteria or fungi occurs, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. The safe use of Surolan in dogs used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating bitches has not been evaluated.
Surolan Otic Suspension (Elanco)
What is the most important information I should know about Surolan Otic Suspension?
Surolan Otic Suspension is a prescription medication FDA approved for use in dogs only. It is available in a 15 ml plastic dropper bottle. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your veterinarian, even if your pet appears to be better. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Shake well before use. The usual dose for dogs of any weight is 5 drops placed into the ear canal 2 times a day and massage the ear. Therapy should continue for 7 consecutive days. Avoid getting this medication in your pet’s eyes, nose or mouth.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Surolan Otic Suspension?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to this medication or any of the individual ingredients. Do not use in dogs with a perforated ear drum. Do not use with other drugs known to cause ear damage (ototoxicity).
How should Surolan Otic Suspension be applied?
The external ear should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before treatment. Apply this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Avoid getting Surolan Otic Suspension in your dog’s eyes, nose or mouth. Store Surolan Otic Suspension at or below 77 F.
What happens if I miss applying a dose of Surolan Otic Suspension?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Surolan Otic Suspension?
An overdose of Surolan Otic Suspension is unlikely to occur. If you suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used, or that the medication has been swallowed, contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
What should I avoid while applying Surolan Otic Suspension?
Avoid using any other medications in your pet’s ear unless instructed to by your veterinarian. Do not use Surolan Otic Suspension in dogs allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Do not use in dogs with perforated ear drums. Discontinue use of this medication if hearing loss is noted during treatment. Use of this product beyond the recommended dose of 7 days may result in delayed wound healing.
What are the possible side effects of Surolan Otic Suspension?
Side effects that may occur include topical sensitivity and reduced hearing or deafness. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What other drugs will affect Surolan Otic Suspension?
Avoid using other ear medications without first talking to your veterinarian. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Surolan Otic Suspension. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.