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Will antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections and irritations of the eyelids and ocular surface. It is not significantly absorbed into the systemic circulation.
Last updated Oct 21, 2018

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