Animax Cream

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Animax Cream

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Manufacturer: Dechra

VETERINARY

nystatin-neomycin sulfate-thiostrepton-triamcinolone acetonide cream USP

ANADA # 200-330. Approved by FDA.

For topical use in dogs and cats only.

Not for ophthalmic use.

CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Description

Animax Cream combines nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton and triamcinolone acetonide.

Each gram contains:

nystatin

100,000 units

neomycin sulfate equivalent to neomycin base

2.5 mg

thiostrepton

2,500 units

triamcinolone acetonide

1.0 mg

in an aqueous non-irritating vanishing cream base of polyoxyethylene fatty alcohol ether, sorbitol solution, propylene glycol, white petrolatum, polyoxyl 40 stearate, glyceryl monostearate, titanium dioxide, citric acid, ethylenediamine, methylparaben, propylparaben.

ACTIONS: By virtue of its four active ingredients, Animax Cream (Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP) provides four basic therapeutic effects: anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, antifungal and antibacterial. Triamcinolone acetonide is a potent synthetic corticosteroid providing rapid and prolonged symptomatic relief on topical administration. Inflammation, edema, and pruritis promptly subside, and lesions are permitted to heal. Nystatin is the first well-tolerated antifungal antibiotic of dependable efficacy for the treatment of cutaneous infections caused by Candida albicans (Monilia). Nystatin is fungistatic in vitro against a variety of yeast and yeastlike fungi including many fungi pathogenic to animals. No appreciable activity is exhibited against bacteria. Thiostrepton has a high order of activity against gram-positive organisms, including many which are resistant to other antibiotics; neomycin exerts antimicrobial action against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Together they provide comprehensive therapy against those organisms responsible for most superficial bacterial infections.

Animax Cream Indications

Animax Cream (Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP) is indicated in the management of dermatologic disorders in dogs and cats, characterized by inflammation and dry or exudative dermatitis, particularly those caused, complicated, or threatened by bacterial or candidal (Candida albicans) infections. It is also of value in eczematous dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis; and as an adjunct in the treatment of dermatitis due to parasitic infestation.

Contraindications

Animax Cream should not be used ophthalmically.

Warnings

Animax Cream is indicated for use in dogs and cats only. Not for use in animals which are raised for food.

Absorption of triamcinolone acetonide through topical application and by licking may occur. Therefore animals should be observed closely for signs of polydipsia, polyuria and increased weight gain particularly when the preparation is used over large areas or for extended periods of time.

Clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or by injection to animals may induce the first stage of parturition if used during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta and metritis.

Additionally, corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits and rodents during pregnancy have resulted in cleft palate in offspring. Corticosteroids administered to dogs during pregnancy have also resulted in other congenital anomalies including deformed forelegs, phocomelia and anasarca.

Precautions

Animax Cream (Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP) is not intended for the treatment of deep abscesses or deep-seated infections such as inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. Parenteral antibiotic therapy is indicated in these infections.

Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP has been extremely well tolerated. The occurrence of systemic reactions is rarely a problem with topical administration.

Sensitivity to neomycin may occur. If redness, irritation or swelling persists or increases, discontinue use. Do not use if pus is present since the drug may allow the infection to spread.

Avoid ingestion. Oral or parental use of corticosteroids, depending on dose, duration and specific steroid, may result in inhibition of endogenous steroid production following drug withdrawal.

Side Effects

SAP and SGPT (ALT) enzyme elevations, polydipsia and polyuria have occurred following parenteral or systemic use of synthetic corticosteroids in dogs. Vomiting and diarrhea (occasionally bloody) have been observed in dogs.

Cushing’s syndrome in dogs has been reported in association with prolonged or repeated steroid therapy.

Dosage and Administration

Frequency of administration is dependent on the severity of the condition. For mild inflammations, application may range from once daily to once a week; for severe conditions Animax Cream may be applied as often as 2 to 3 times daily, if necessary. Frequency of treatment may be decreased as improvement occurs.

Clean affected areas, removing any encrusted discharge or exudate. Apply Animax Cream (Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP) sparingly in a thin film.

How Supplied

Animax Cream (Nystatin-Neomycin Sulfate-Thiostrepton-Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP) is supplied in tubes as follows:

7.5 gram tubes

NDC 17033-123-75

15 gram tubes

NDC 17033-123-15

Storage

Store at room temperature; avoid excessive heat (104°F).

TO OPEN: Use cap to puncture seal.

IMPORTANT: Do not use if seal has been punctured or is not visible.

MANUFACTURED FOR: Dechra Veterinary Products, Overland Park, KS 66211

I123 DECHRA R07/08

#288

NAC No.: 14590440

DECHRA VETERINARY PRODUCTS
7015 COLLEGE BLVD., STE. 525, OVERLAND PARK, KS, 66211
Telephone:   913-327-0015
Toll-Free:   866-933-2472
Fax:   913-327-0016
Website:   www.dechra-us.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Animax Cream information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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