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Maxidex Eye Drops Side Effects
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
? 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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