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Maxidex Ointment

Formulation : Ointment

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone used for?

Maxidex is a type of drug that is classified as a corticosteroid, which, by inhibiting the processes in the body that cause inflammation, reduces the swelling and pain of any inflammatory conditions. Maxidex is specifically used to treat eye inflammation that has been caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions.

How should Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone be stored?

Maxidex should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture. Ensure that the medication bottle remains tightly capped when not in use.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Maxidex Ointment/Dexamethasone ?

Take Maxidex exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When taking Maxidex, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you do not understand the directions, contact your doctor for further instruction. Wash your hands before handling either ointment or eye drops. Ensure that you do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surfaces, including your hands and eyes, as this may contaminate the opening, which may cause infection.

When should Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone not be taken?

This medication should not be used if you have an untreated bacterial, viral or fungal infection in your eye. If you are allergic to any of the contents in this medication, do not use Maxidex.

What precautions should I follow when taking Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone ?

Before taking Maxidex, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breast feed your baby. The effects of this medication on an unborn or breastfeeding child are unknown. If you wear contact lenses, talk to your doctor about how or if you should wear them during your treatment.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone ?

This medication may induce blurred vision. If you are required to operate machinery, drive or do anything that requires your full attention, use this medication with caution.

When should Maxidex Ointment /Dexamethasone not be taken?

Serious side effects rarely occur with this medication. Occasionally, an increase in the pressure inside of the eye, formation of cataracts, or a perforation of the cornea has occurred.

Common side effects may include burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light.