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Canaural (Canada)

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This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Dechra

Ear drops suspension for dogs and cats

For veterinary use only

DIN 02427877


Canaural is an oily suspension of the active ingredients, diethanolamine fusidate 5 mg/g, framycetin sulphate 5 mg/g (Ph. Eur.), nystatin 100,000 IU/g (Ph. Eur.) and prednisolone 2.5 mg/g (Ph. Eur.) in an excipient ingredient, sesame oil (Ph. Eur.).

Therapeutic classification:

Diethanolamine fusidate, framycetin sulphate and nystatin are antibiotics. Prednisolone is an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid.

Canaural Indications

Canaural is specifically formulated for the treatment of otitis externa and Otodectes cynotis infestation in the dog and cat.

Dosage and Administration

Shake the bottle before use.

Instill 5-10 drops of Canaural into the ear canal twice daily. The ear flap should then be held and the ear canal gently massaged to ensure maximum penetration of the Canaural suspension.

Wash hands after use.

One 15 mL bottle will treat one ear for approximately two weeks.

The length of treatment will depend upon the individual case, but a maximum treatment period of 7 days is recommended. Where ear mite infection is present, consideration should be given to treating both ears, even if infection is apparent in only one. Treatment should continue for at least 3 weeks to ensure that successive generations of ear mites are killed. In contact animals should also be treated.

Following recovery the ears should be checked at regular intervals for any sign of re-infection.


Do not use in case of perforated eardrum.

Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to the excipients.

The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy or lactation. The use is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.


For external use only.

The dogs scratching of the ears might need to be prevented.

Where treatment is for a period longer than 7 days regular clinical re-evaluation should be carried out. Inappropriate use of the product might increase the prevalence of bacterial resistance and might lead to cross resistance.

Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients might develop. In case of hypersensitivity stop the treatment immediately.

Anti-inflammatory corticosteroids such as prednisolone can exert a wide range of side effects. Dosage in medium to long term use should therefore generally be kept to the minimum. During therapy effective doses suppress the hypothalamic-pituiteal adrenal axis. Following end of treatment symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can arise and this may render the animal unable to deal adequately with stressful situations. Corticosteroids may delay wound healing and the immunosuppressant actions may weaken resistance to, or exacerbate existing infections.



People with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredients should avoid contact with this product.

Wash hands after use.

Avoid contact with the eyes. If any splashes enter the eye, wash immediately with copious amounts of water.

Other information:

Diethanolamine fusidate:

Diethanolamine fusidate (fusidic acid) is an antibiotic which is highly active against staphylococci, the most commonly found bacterial pathogen in otitis externa in the dog and cat. Fucidic acid has skin penetrating properties which enhances its antibacterial properties.

Framycetin sulphate:

Framycetin sulphate is a broad spectrum antibiotic which has been incorporated for its activity against gram negative organisms associated with otitis externa, in particular Pseudomonas spp. and Proteus spp.


Nystatin is highly active against yeast. The yeast, Malassezia canis is associated with otitis externa in the dog and cat either by itself or with other organisms.


Prednisolone is incorporated for its anti-inflammatory activity.

Trials have demonstrated that Canaural is effective in the treatment of the ear mite Otodectes cynotis in the dog and cat.

All four active ingredients are suspended in oil that softens and dissolves ceruminous material and readily penetrates the ear canal. Additionally the oil used does not matt the hair around the ear, which would prove objectionable to both the animal and owner.


Do not store above 25°C. Protect from direct sunlight.

How Supplied

Plastic squeeze dropper bottles, supplied in boxes of 1 x 15 mL or 1 x 25 mL.

Dechra Veterinary Products A/S, Mekuvej 9, DK-7171, Uldum, Denmark

Imported and distributed by: Dechra Veterinary Products Inc., 1 Holiday Avenue, East Tower, Suite 345, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada, H9R 5N3


NAC No.: 1786007.0

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