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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Maxidex (Overview)

Maxidex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What side effects from maxidex (dexamethasone)?

What side effects from maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Cataract/glaucoma: Maxidex is a potent topical steroid, dexamethasone. If used for prolonged periods of times, generally more than a couple of weeks, it is possible to have elevated intraocular pressure which can lead to glaucoma. Even more prolonged use, months, can lead to a certain type of cataract. Be sure you are taking it as prescribed, for an important reason, and see your eye md to look for side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
19 Doctors shared insights

Maxidex (Overview)

Maxidex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Yes: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a strong steroid. Since use of topical steroids in the eye is associated with side effects and complications from prolonged use, it is advisable to follow the instructions of the prescribing physician to the letter! ...Read more

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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so I suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, I would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

No studies have been: Done to prove safety and efficacy in children. Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a Class C drug in pregnancy. Animal studies show that it can cause congenital anomalies in fetuses. No studies have been done in pregnant humans. It is contra-indicated in breastfeeding because it is not know if enough corticosteroid is absorbed to to have a significant amount excreted in breast milk that can cause growth problems in infant ...Read more

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Who should not use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Who should not use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): "Contraindicated in epithelial herpes simplex (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and most other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva; tuberculosis of the eye; fungal disease of ocular structures; and in those persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation." See: https://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=a0aa9dc9-265c-4dd6-9b03-276a4721 ...Read more

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What side effects from maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Cataract/glaucoma: Maxidex is a potent topical steroid, dexamethasone. If used for prolonged periods of times, generally more than a couple of weeks, it is possible to have elevated intraocular pressure which can lead to glaucoma. Even more prolonged use, months, can lead to a certain type of cataract. Be sure you are taking it as prescribed, for an important reason, and see your eye md to look for side effects. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): Maxidex (dexamethasone) is FDA pregnancy category C. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Maxidex allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Maxidex allergy?

Allergy: Maxidex is a Dexamethasone drop belonging to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment are used to treat a number of eye conditions associated with inflammation of the eye. You may be allergic to the preservative in the eye drops. ...Read more

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I've been using Maxidex for my pinguecuela for 4days (1 drop/day). My eye now feels like it has glass in it when I blink. Is this normal?

I've been using Maxidex for my pinguecuela for 4days (1 drop/day). My eye now feels like it has glass in it when I blink. Is this normal?

No: It may just be side effects of the Maxidex drops but a corneal ulcer needs to be excluded which is not visible to the naked eye and needs a special dye to detect it. Please go to your family doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Yes!: Antibiotic-steroid eye medicines have side effects such as cataract and glaucoma from the steroid component and should not be used unless under the care of an eye doctor and as prescribed. Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Yes: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a strong steroid. Since use of topical steroids in the eye is associated with side effects and complications from prolonged use, it is advisable to follow the instructions of the prescribing physician to the letter! ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

Over The Counter Med: Assuming you were correctly diagnosed by an ophthalmologist, I would suggest over the counter medications such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway. Your first step is to see an ophthalmologist for more specific guidance. ...Read more

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Can I use regular eye drops if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can I use regular eye drops if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

What eye drop?: If by regular eye drop, you mean artificial tears, then yes you can use these lubricating drops at least 5 to 10 minutes after maxidex (dexamethasone) (you do not want to wash maxidex (dexamethasone) out!). If your regular drops are prescription drops or anything beside lubricating drops, you should consult your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops if it's causing redness?

See Ophthalmologist: Maxidex (dexamethasone) and other eye medications should be used for a short period in most cases. Steroid containing eye drops can lead to glaucoma and infection if not used properly. See your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Severe allergic reaction after 1 drop Cravit to each eye. Despite Maxidex 2/ day, eye discomfort. How long does it take for inflammation to go away?

Severe allergic reaction after 1 drop Cravit to each eye. Despite Maxidex 2/ day, eye discomfort. How long does it take for inflammation to go away?

WHY????: Why did you put antibiotic in eyes? Is there an infection? What is the original problem? Forget the chiropractor and see an ophthalmologist. Not urgent care or ER. Not optometrist. Not GP. Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so I suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, I would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to Cravit. A few hours after 1 drop of Pataday and Maxidex, a lot of yellow discharge from eyes. Doc said reaction. Meaning?

Allergic reaction to Cravit. A few hours after 1 drop of Pataday and Maxidex, a lot of yellow discharge from eyes. Doc said reaction. Meaning?

Unclear?: It is unusual to have yellow discharge from the eye drops you had used unless the solution or tip has been contaminated leading to an eye infection. You need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stye and my mum got me chloramphenicol eye drops can I use them if I already use the eye drops maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Not effective: Styes are best treated with frequently applications of heat. Eye drops cannot enter the part where the infection lodges so the Maxidex (dexamethasone) and Chloramphenical will do no harm but will not be effective. The heat must be applied for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day using a washcloth from the very warm (not hot) water tap. ...Read more

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Can I use "Pred Forte" eye drops and "Maxidex" ointment for my red eyes and also having itching in my eyes.

Can I use "Pred Forte" eye drops and "Maxidex" ointment for my red eyes and also having itching in my eyes.

Have you used: These drops before? One needs to use steroids in the eye carefully and under supervision of an eye care provider. Red eyes can come from a number of causes such as allergy, dry eye, inflammation, or infection. I would start with artificial tears or anti-allergy drops first and if they don't help seek eye care for further diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does steroid eye drops like Maxidex or FML need to be tapered off after using 4/ day for a week? 1 doc says taper off. Another say not required.

Depends: If the condition you are treating with topical steroids has responded and there is no residual inflammation left, then you can stop the drops. If the inflammation gradually is diminishing but is still present or has a tendency to recur if the steroid is stopped, then continue at a lower doesl. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However, keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive), acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Just the opposite: Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course: Of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more