What is the most important information I should know about Panolog: Panolog is a prescription medicine FDA-approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Each ml of ointment or gm of cream contains 100,000 units Nystatin, neomycin sulfate equivalent to 2.5mg of neomycin, 2,500 units thiostrepton and 1mg triamcinolone acetonide. Prior to use, the affected area should be cleaned. Panolog is for use topically on the skin. Do not use in the eyes.
What is Panolog: Panolog cream and Panolog ointment are a combination antimicrobial and corticosteroid used on cats and dogs in the management of skin disorders characterized by inflammation or dry exudative dermatitis, particularly those caused by bacterial or candidal infections. Panolog cream and ointment are also used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhea, and contact dermatitis, and as an adjunct in the treatment of dermatitis due to parasite infestation. Panolog ointment contains a special applicator tip for use in the treatment of acute or chronic ear inflammation or infection.Panolog may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Panolog to my pet: Do not use Panolog if your pet is allergic to any of the individual ingredients. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
How should this medication be used: Use this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The administration of Panolog depends on the severity of the condition. Application may range from once a day to once a week for mild conditions, or up to 2-3 times a day for severe conditions. Store Panolog at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children or pets.
What happens if I miss applying a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: An overdose of this medication is unlikely. If an overdose is suspected, seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
What should I avoid while applying Panolog on my pet: Do not use this medication in pets allergic to it or any of the individual ingredients. Discontinue use of this medication and contact your veterinarian if hearing loss is noted during treatment.
What are the possible side effects of Panolog: Side effects associated with this medication are related to the individual ingredients. Side effects following the use of corticosteroids include increased thirst and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and Cushing's syndrome following prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. Discontinue use and contact your veterinarian if sensitivity to neomycin, which may cause redness, irritation, and swelling occurs. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What other drugs will affect Panolog: Before using Panolog tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given other antibiotic, antifungal, or corticosteroid medications either topically or by mouth. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.