"TKT & EKT ear treatment syringes are wonderful. Clients love the accurate delivery system. They are confident that they are giving the prescribed dosage of medicine. I use EKT for mixed ear infections mostly cocci/yeast and reserve the TKT for heavy pseudomonas infections. I have had good resolution of these infections with the TKT & EKT products." - Dr. Debra Megonigle
How Is This Medication Useful? - EKT is a compounded ear ointment used to treat a variety of ear infections. EKT contains enrofloxacin (antibiotic), ketoconazole (antifungal) and triamcinolone (glucocorticosteroid). This formulation may be able to treat a wide variety of bacterial, fungal, and inflammatory based ear complications.
Are There Conditions or Times When Its Use Might Cause More Harm Than Good? - (1)
EKT should not be used in animals with hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation. (2) EKT should not be used in animals with a history of a ruptured ear drum as this may cause hearing loss. (3) Enrofloxacin should not be used in young animals less than one year of age due to its ability to interrupt bone growth. (4) Enrofloxacin may cause seizures and damaging crystals in the kidneys of dehydrated animals. (5) Ketoconazole can cause liver damage and therefore should not be used in animals with a history of liver disease. If your pet stops eating, becomes lethargic or appears yellow around the gums and whites of eyes contact your veterinarian right away. (6) Ketoconazole has caused birth defects in laboratory animals and should not be used in pregnant animals unless the benefits outweigh the risks. (7) Triamcinolone is usually well tolerated when administered topically and adverse effects are generally associated with long-term administration given at high doses.
What Side Effects Can Be Seen With Its Use? -
EKT is generally well tolerated. Some veterinarians have reported tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hearing loss in animals with a history of an injured ear.
How Should It Be Given? -
Most veterinarians recommend giving EKT once or twice a day for 10 days depending on the infection being treated. However, proper dosing guidelines have not been established and your veterinarian should be consulted regarding proper administration.