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Dexamethasone And Neomycin And Polymyxin Medication
No: Not in the United States.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: It is labeled for eye care. There are other rx's for otic use. ...Read more
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
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
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?
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. ...Read more
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
I used Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, 2 drops every 8 hours for 4 days, on my non-diseased eye. I also have Diabetes-II. Did I possibly damage my eye in any way?
No: That dosage for that period of time should not cause any damage to your eye. I would not worry in the least. ...Read more
I accidently put 2 drops of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops into the wrong eye, which is healthy. The eye hurts now. Did I possibly damage my vision? Thanks,
I have ear pain. My doctor gave maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops. Can I use it?
Can I put alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) ophthalmic suspension eye drops in the fridge? . .
Yes: But these do not require refrigeration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?
Would the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
Does Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) cause dry eyes, and fatigue? Prescribed for blepharitis caused infection.
Not usually: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin), (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in the normally prescribed pattern of dosage, can be an effective treatment for eye infection. It can assist with blepharitis but that requires hygiene of the lids more than an antibiotic. There is no chance that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will cause eye dryness, unless you develop an allergy to it. Fatigue is almost certainly from another cause. ...Read more
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more
I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?
Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more
My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can I give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?
Check with doc first: It is possible that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) might treat year 1.5 year old son in the same was as the older son. But the younger might have an entirely different issue. Your best strategy is to check with the same doctor who I assume is a pediatrician, who can decide if the condition is one that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will help. Otherwise you are treating on hope rather than fact. ...Read more
My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?
Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more
Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?
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
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
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 you could aggravate the process and cause permanent damage. I consider it a med only properly used under the supervision of an eye doc after proper exam. ...Read more
Can I use Dexamethasone Neomycin on penis skin? I have very minute cuts below penis skin. It hurts during erection
How did you happen to have a cut in penile skin?
Regardless keep it clean. You can apply what you have twice a day. You can apply Neomycin without the Dexam-
During erection the penile skin is stretched hence the pain. Why the Flomax (tamsulosin)? You are young man to have enlarged prostate. Good luck ...Read more
Can I use Dexamethasone Neomycin for itching of skin between scrotum and anus and scrotum skin? Skin become dry after using soap.
Skin: This ios an area where a fungal cream might be better ...Read more
Diagn by ophthalmologist with viral conjunctivitus; He prescribed Maxitrol, been using Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for 5 days (still V red).eithr bad? Much controvrsy?! help
Get it rechecked.: Both medications have antibiotics and steroid. He may have justification of prescribing more of the same. ...Read more
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