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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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. Krishna Kumar
18 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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

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