Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Maxitrol, Ocu-Trol, Poly-Dex
Generic Name: neomycin, polymyxin B, and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Pronunciation: NEE oh MYE sin, POL ee MIX in DEX a METH a sone off THAL mik)
What is neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Maxitrol, Ocu-Trol, Poly-Dex)?
Dexamethasone is a steroid. It is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.
Neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
Neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Maxitrol, Ocu-Trol, Poly-Dex)?
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Maxitrol, Ocu-Trol, Poly-Dex)?
Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.
Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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