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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Maxitrol (Definition)

Maxitrol is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


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Can I use neomycin and polymycin b sulfate and dexamethasone ophthalmic for pink eye?

Can I use neomycin and polymycin b sulfate and dexamethasone ophthalmic for pink eye?

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 artificial tears. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics; inflammatory processes with steroids and non-steroidals; and allergies with anti-histamines. You need to see an eye md to find out what you have. ...Read more

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Is lumigan and maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) the same ?

Is lumigan and maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) the same ?

No: Lumigan is a drop used to treat glaucoma. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination of two anti-infective agents and a steroid. ...Read more

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Can maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops make you fat?

Can maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops make you fat?

No: While Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops contain a steroid (dexamethasone), the amounts absorbed into the body after topical administration on the eye are virtually undetectable and have none of the effects on the body associated with oral steroids (such as weight gain). However, prolonged use of steroid drops on the eyes can have ocular side effects including cataracts and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?

Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?

Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective although they have some degreee of allergic response. Many eye infections are viral in origin so these will not improve that situation. ...Read more

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How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

Depends: It really depends on why you are using maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin). You should ask you eye md for dosing instructions for your condition. ...Read more

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Can i take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Can i take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Yes: The two medications are different classes, the former is for a bacterial eye infection, and the later is for the itching that occurs with allergies. A caveat would be if you are trying to decrease some untoward side effect of too much polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) use, which can cause a contact dermatitis and conjunctivitis. I'd make sure that you follow up with your eye doctor if you are still experiencing eye issu. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics trigger a migraine? Taking ciprofloxacin and neomycin and polymyxin sulfates and hydrocortisone for ear infection.

Can antibiotics trigger a migraine? Taking ciprofloxacin and neomycin and polymyxin sulfates and hydrocortisone for ear infection.

Hard to say: Most drugs seem to be associated with headaches, but infections can also trigger migraines, so may be quite tough to sort out might consider migraine prevention approach and your doctor could assess this. ...Read more

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Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

Allergic to neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) what ointment can I use?

You need a Rx: Depends on the type of infection you are treating. For staph, an rx ointment can be used. ...Read more

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Could i but maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) over-the-counter in tenerife?

Probably: Many drugs that are only at the prescription counter in the USA are available in Tenerife at the pharmacia without prescription. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a common drug throughut the world and may well be there as well or something very similar. ...Read more

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How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

How long to use neomycin and polymyxin and hydrocortisone otic drops for ear pain and discharge?

1week: Most cases of external otitis would respond within 1 week. Although these drops are efficacious for treatment of middle ear infection, ENT academy does not recommend there use if there is a hole in the ear drum or tubes in place. Neomycin is theoretically oto toxic, although rarely seen. Thank trial lawyers for driving up the price of ear drops. ...Read more

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Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution for ears?

Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution for ears?

Not effective: Topical medications for the eyes are formulated differently than medications for the ear, and may not penetrate properly or may irritate. Eye drops are for eyes and not ears and vice-versa. ...Read more

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How many times do I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

How many times do I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

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 when satisfactory improvement has been obtained. Apply small amount of ointment into the conjunctival sac(s) 3 - 4 times a day. When there is favorable response, dosage may be reduced gradually to once a day application for several days. ...Read more

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Bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate can this be used in the ear?

Bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin b sulfate can this be used in the ear?

Otitis ; Tripple ABX: No, i wouldn't use this in an ear, especially if there is any irritation causing any break in the skin. Use cortisporin otic or anything that can be used in the eye, such as tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). For swimmers ear we used glycerine or vol-sol hc. ...Read more

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Can i use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

Can i use Polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic for an ear infection?

Inner vs Outer: If this an inner ear infection then the antibiotic ointment will not be helpful. I recommend making an appointment with your PCP or an ENT to see if you have an infection. If you have already been diagnosed with 'otitis media' commonly referred to as an inner ear infection then the ointment will not help. Good luck to you ...Read more

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