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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?

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 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?

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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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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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.

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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Cosopt eye drops side effects, what to do?

Cosopt eye drops side effects, what to do?

What side effects?: Tell us what side effects and we'll tell you what to do about them. ...Read more

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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...Read more

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What are some side effects from falcon eye drops?

What are some side effects from falcon eye drops?

GENERIC brand: To my knowledge "falcon" is just the "general brand" name of a group of topical eyelids. It does not indicate the actual medication in the bottle. That is usually listed on the box separately. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of travatan eye drops?

What are some of the side effects of travatan eye drops?

Eye color change: Travatan has a low potential for side effects. Most notable are darkening of the eye (iris) color especially in hazel color eyes and increasing length of the eyelashes. Some may react with irritation or allergy to this medication. Other side effects are really rare. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of reusing restasis eye drops?

What are the side effects of reusing restasis eye drops?

? infection: Restasis does not contain a preservative. Preservatives prevent bacteria from growing in eyedrops that have a long shelf life. Therefore you should not open a vile of Restasis and use the same vile a week later. However (while not recommended by the manufacturer) you would likely be fine opening a vile in the morning and using the same vile later in the day. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cosopt eye drops?

What are the side effects of cosopt eye drops?

A few: This is a combination drop of a beta blocking agent and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. The beta portion can lower the maximum heart rate and cause breathing issues in those inclined to asthma. The carbonic portion is unlikely to do much systemically but could rarely cause kidney stones. Either of them could cause an allergic reaction. All of these are uncommon problems. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of using patanol (olopatadine) eye drops?

What are some side effects of using patanol (olopatadine) eye drops?

Many: Theadache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye, eyelid swelling, or a feeling as if something is in your eye may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...Read more

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Side effects for neo poly dex eye drops? I'm very sensitive to steroids.

Side effects for neo poly dex eye drops? I'm very sensitive to steroids.

Yes: The antibiotic especially neosporin in the eye drop may cause contact allergic reactions, the steroid can increase the risk for eye infections (especially HSV1)which can potentially lead to loss in eyesight) as well as glaucoma in genetically predisposed people. If used for just a few days, it will likely be ok but one can never be sure. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glaucoma medication? I have been prescribed eye drops for my glaucoma. Will any parts of my body other than my eyes be affected? Are there any negative side effects?

What are the side effects of glaucoma medication? I have been prescribed eye drops for my glaucoma. Will any parts of my body other than my eyes be affected? Are there any negative side effects?

In: In most cases glaucoma medications do not have negative effects on other parts of the body.

It is difficult to give a more specific answer without knowing which glaucoma eyedrop you are using. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of timolol eye drops?

I was wondering what are the side effects of timolol eye drops?

Timolol eye drops: There are more than 75 side effects reported with tomolol eye drops, more common are burning and stiging in eyes, blurry vision, bradycardia. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of timolol eye drops if you keep using it?

It depends: There are local side effects of dryness, eye irritation, and that can vary with the formulation of drops. Serious systemic side effects include heart block, decreased libido, depression, but these are very rare. Your doctor will help you monitor for these serious side effects, and if you are taking heart medications, an ekg may be indicated. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of catalin eye drops?

What are the side effects of catalin eye drops?

Irritation: None, other than local irritation, as can be experienced with an eye drop. Conflicting reports as to its efficacy. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of using restasis eye drops?

What are common side effects of using restasis eye drops?

Luckily, not many: Restasis is a wonderful drug used to treat dry eye syndrome. The good news is that it is easy to remember as it is only used twice daily.....Also good is that compared to many other topical prescription eye drops, it is pretty benign, without side effects for most people. The frustrating thing with Restasis is it's lack of an immediate effect.....Most people don't notice an effect for three months. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of travatan eye drops?

I was wondering what are the side effects of travatan eye drops?

Here are a few: Eyelash growth, eye redness, eyelid redness, itch, and darkening of the iris. Most side-effects are mild and some, like redness, may be transient. ...Read more

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What to do if I was put on isatol eye drops for high pressure in my eyes yesterday, what are the side effects?

What to do if I was put on isatol eye drops for high pressure in my eyes yesterday, what are the side effects?

Istalol: Istalol is a beta-blocker drug that also reduces pressure inside the eye. Side effects can include, but are not limited to, blurred vision, double vision, drooping eyelid; burning or stinging in your eye; headache, weakness, drowsiness; numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet; ringing in your ears; and dry mouth. Can also affect heart, shortness of breath, and tiredness. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

What are the side effects of steroid eye drops?

Steroid drops: Long term, high dose steroid drop use (such as pred forte or durezol) increase risk of cataract formation & glaucoma (or nerve damage from high intraocular eye pressure IOP). Short term, low dose steroid use has little risk of doing this, but if on it longer than 3-4 wks, an eyeMD should check your IOP. More info at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

Heart, lung: Timolol is an effective anti-glaucoma drops. There is some systemic absorption of the agent termed a 'beta-blocking' agent. It can change the heart rhythm usually by capping the rate in exercise and it can increase the chance of asthma in the susceptible. If these symptoms occur, see your ophthalmologist for alternative treatments. ...Read more

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And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

And I am currently on lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops. Any side effects to the eyes?

A few: Lotemax (loteprednol) is a steroid of intermediate potency which has a lowered incidence of the major side effect of topical steroids for the eye which is elevation of eye pressure. It is very useful for topical and internal inflammation and is usually comfortable. Your ophthalmologist can check for eye pressure if you are on this long term for the unlikely elevation of eye pressure. ...Read more

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In glaucoma why are proglastalins eye drops prescribed most frequently when eye color change and darkening skin are common side effects?

In glaucoma why are proglastalins eye drops prescribed most frequently when eye color change and darkening skin are common side effects?

Because: Most efficacious (first line among meds), easiest dosing (once a day), limited side effects (generally well-tolerated), with dark eyes and dark skin, cosmetic changes less important. ...Read more

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Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

Any side effects with fluorometholone eye drops?

Steroid side effects: As with all steroid eye drops there can be side effects. The most common are formation of cataracts and an increase in intraocular pressure leading to glaucoma. Also there is an increase in possible infections in the eye. These side effects are dependent upon the concentration and duration of the steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) is considered a weak steroid and has a smaller risk for side effects. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of accidentally swallowing visine eye drops?

What are possible side effects of accidentally swallowing visine eye drops?

None: Visine eyedrops are forms of saline, and when applied in the usual way to the eye, the excess passes down the lacrimal canal into the nose and throat with no evidence of toxicity. While I image the visine was not tasty, it will do no harm. ...Read more

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Does slt therapy have less side effects and safer than eye drops for glaucoma?

Does slt therapy have less side effects and safer than eye drops for glaucoma?

Yes: Slt (selective laser trabeculoplasty) has risk of pressure spike right after and inflamation for a short time following the proceedure this is managed with medications for 4-7 days. The risk profiles for most glaucoma drops is also low but is ongoing as long as you take them. For the older individual (higher % of glaucoma patients) medication risks and interactions are more prevelent. ...Read more

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