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Formulation : Opthalmic Ointment

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin used for?

Maxitrol is a prescription medication that is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes , by acting as an antibiotic to fight infection and as a steroid to reduce the inflammation that is associated with bacterial infections.

How should Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin be stored?

Maxitrol 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 Maxitrol/Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin ?

Take Maxitrol exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When taking Maxitrol, 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 Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin not be taken?

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

What precautions should I follow when taking Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin ?

Before taking Maxitrol, 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. Talk to your doctor before using any other eye medications during your Maxitrol treatment.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin ?

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. If you wear contact lenses, talk to your doctor about how or if you should wear them during your treatment, and wait at least fifteen minutes before inserting contact lenses after taking your medication.

When should Maxitrol /Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin not be taken?

Serious side effects rarely occur with this medication. If you feel that you are experiencing a severe side effect as a result of taking Maxitrol, contact your doctor immediately.

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