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Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

All different: One cannot compare these drops. Each is good for different indications. Restasis is for dry eyes pataday is for ocular allergy lotemax is for inflammation azasite is for ocular infection. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

No: No, FML (fluorometholone) is a steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) decreases inflammation that can improve redness, but it is not a vasoconstrictor. ...Read more

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for eye dryiness problems?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective for eye dryiness problems?

No: I don't recommend using an antibiotic-steroid preparation for dry eyes. The potential side effects of allergy, cataract, and elevated intraocular pressure are enough concern. More appropriate dry eye treatments: artificial tears, gels & ointments are effective. Warm compresses & lid massages, humidification of living environment; punctal plugs, restasis; fish oil infrequently--mild steroid. ...Read more

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Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...Read more

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Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons. ...Read more

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Does Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) cause dry eyes, and fatigue? Prescribed for blepharitis caused infection.

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

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What are Pred forte eye drop side effect?

What are Pred forte eye drop side effect?

Increased intraocula: r pressure is a side effect ,and why they are not given long term. So work with your eye doctor about this if you're using it. ...Read more

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Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision of your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Can steroid eye drops cause acne?

Usually not: For steroid drops to have enough systemic absorption & cause acne is rare. Some people that have acne vulgaris may be triggered even with steroid drops. More important is the fact that regular strength steroid drops should be used only for limited time usually less than 3 weeks in eyes. They can cause cataract & glaucoma. Extremely mild steroid drops at once daily may be used for a long time. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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

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

No: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) has a steroid in it, so use it with caution. However, very little actually enters your blood stream so it shouldn't affect birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Fluorometholone (Definition)

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fml Forte (Definition)

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