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pink eye neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and dexamethasone

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the pink eye. The most common cause is due to a virus, in which case iit is generally supportive treatment with arti ... Read More
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Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
As long as: Your doctor recommended that you use it and you have no allergies to the medications and that there is no possibility of having herpes keratitis as th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Do not use this: Ear drops are way too acidic for the eye. Most of them are in the 3.0 to 4.0 range. Eye drops tend to be more neutral and will sting intensely as the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Could: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) or neomycin-deamethason is a combination med that has steroid and antibiotic. Pink eye is viral infec ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe...but..: This is a steroid preparation. I would NEVER self treat what you think is pink eye with this medication. If the irritation is caused by herpes virus y ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Drops or ointment?: Shake bottle well before use. Put 1 - 2 drops topically in the conjunctival sac(s) 4 - 6 times a day. Dosage may be reduced after three to four days ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Check with doctor: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is usually dosed 3-4 times per day but you should check with the eye doctor who prescribed the medicat ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective al ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: While Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops contain a steroid (dexamethasone), the amounts absorbed into the body after topical admini ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: That dosage for that period of time should not cause any damage to your eye. I would not worry in the least.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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No: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will not hurt your normal eye unless you are allergic to it. Even so, it will not affect your vision ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin), (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in the normally prescribed pattern of dosage, can be an effect ... Read More

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