Corticosteroids/DMSO-Otic (Synotic)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Topical corticosteroids, such as fluocinolone, are used in the treatment of inflammation and itching of the ear in dogs. DMSO increases the absorption of the corticosteroids and also has anti-inflammatory properties. If ingested or given at high doses for an extended period, side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences an increase in the amount of drinking and urinating, increased appetite, weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, or behavior changes while being treated with corticosteroids/dmso. If ingested or given at high doses for an extended period, there is an increased risk of stomach ulcers when used with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic). Do not use in pregnant animals. A veterinary exam of the ear is necessary prior to using this product. It should not be used in animals with a perforated eardrum. Wear gloves when applying corticosteroids with DMSO and avoid contact with your bare skin. The DMSO is rapidly absorbed through the skin, enters the blood stream, and causes an unpleasant taste in the mouth for a short time. Avoid contact with the treated area until it has dried.

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