A member asked:

The doctor said it is safe to put this in my child nose , the more i read about maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) it say to not to. my child is not a year old yet?

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Dr. David Chandler answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in babies: Most resources such as medication package inserts and pdr info is based on fda studies, and many meds are not tested for safety in infants and pregnant women, and so those resources cannot recommend safety in those cases. However, many meds are used "off label", and if your doctor has clinical experience in using this medication safely for off label uses such as in a child's nose, it should be ok.

Answered 12/12/2012

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