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What is the definition or description of: Maxitrol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Maxitrol allergy?

Allergy: Unusual to be allergic to steroid dexamethasone.
Most likely sensative to the Neomycin.
Try Tobrex if treating an infection and switch to Tobradex if necessary. See an ophthalmologist to guide you throught this episode. ...Read more

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Maxitrol (Definition)

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


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Maxitrol: is it safe to give to a child under year old in the nose?

Maxitrol: is it safe to give to a child under year old in the nose?

Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye med: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination steroid (dexamethasone) and antibiotic (neomycin polymixin). This medication is commonly used in adults in the eye drop and ointment form for mild eye and eyelid infections. Neomycin polymixin is essentially the same as otc neosporin. I would consult with your pediatrician first. Generally, anything used in the eye should be safe for use in the nose. ...Read more

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How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

Depends: It really depends on why you are using maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin). You should ask you eye md for dosing instructions for your condition. ...Read more

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Could I but maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) over-the-counter in tenerife?

Probably: Many drugs that are only at the prescription counter in the USA are available in Tenerife at the pharmacia without prescription. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a common drug throughut the world and may well be there as well or something very similar. ...Read more

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Is lumigan and maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) the same?

Is lumigan and maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) the same?

No: Lumigan is a drop used to treat glaucoma. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination of two anti-infective agents and a steroid. ...Read more

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Eye drops (maxitrol) can it be used in ears?

Eye drops (maxitrol) can it be used in ears?

Yes: Eye drops can be safely used in the ears but not the other way around. Ear drops are not good for the eyes. ...Read more

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How many times do I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

How many times do I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

Drops or ointment?: Shake bottle well before use.
Put 1 - 2 drops topically in the conjunctival sac (s) 4 - 6 times a day. Dosage may be reduced after three to four days when satisfactory improvement has been obtained.
Apply small amount of ointment into the conjunctival sac (s) 3 - 4 times a day. When there is favorable response, dosage may be reduced gradually to once a day application for several days. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

How many times a day should I put maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) on my eye?

Check with doctor: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is usually dosed 3-4 times per day but you should check with the eye doctor who prescribed the medication to make sure you are using it as directed. ...Read more

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Stone like feeling in my left eye while wearing contact lens. Using maxitrol, panatol, it does not seem to be helping?

Stone like feeling in my left eye while wearing contact lens. Using maxitrol, panatol, it does not seem to be helping?

Eye: If you are having trouble with your eye this could be anything from infection, corneal abrasion or perhaps something with your eye. Glauccoma etc. You should be checked ...Read more

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

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

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is an eye drop and even though a tiny amount is absorbed into the blood stream through the mucous membranes, it is very unlikely that it would reduce the effectiveness of your birth control. ...Read more

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The doctor said it is safe to put this in my child nose, the more I read about maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) it say to not to. My child is not a year old yet?

The doctor said it is safe to put this in my child nose, the more I read about maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) it say to not to. My child is not a year old yet?

Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in babies: Most resources such as medication package inserts and pdr info is based on fda studies, and many meds are not tested for safety in infants and pregnant women, and so those resources cannot recommend safety in those cases. However, many meds are used "off label", and if your doctor has clinical experience in using this medication safely for off label uses such as in a child's nose, it should be ok. ...Read more

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Can maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops make you fat?

Can maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops make you fat?

No: While Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops contain a steroid (dexamethasone), the amounts absorbed into the body after topical administration on the eye are virtually undetectable and have none of the effects on the body associated with oral steroids (such as weight gain). However, prolonged use of steroid drops on the eyes can have ocular side effects including cataracts and glaucoma. ...Read more

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I have ear pain. My doctor gave maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops. Can I use it?

I have ear pain. My doctor gave maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops. Can I use it?

If your doctor: Prescribed ear drops, you probably have external ear infection. You should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.

My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.

Herpes Simplex?: Yes, you can treat him with maxitrol IF he DOES NOT have herpes simplex of the eye. If you do not know this, then take him to the eye doctor before giving him this medicine which contains a steroid.

The very best of wishes for health ...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

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

Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is a combination antibiotic/anti-inflammatory medication applied topically to the eye for infections and irritations of the eyelids and ocular surface. It is not significantly absorbed into the systemic circulation. ...Read more

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I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?

I'm traveling in Egypt and got an ear infection. The Dr prescribed isopto maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) as ear drops, but the package says eye drops. Can I use in ears?

Yes you can: Unfortunately sometimes the same preparation for ears isn't available, so eye drops can be as good for the external ears, but not the opposite, wish you wellness ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can I give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?

My doctor prescribe alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) 5ml eye drop/ear drops for my 4.5 year old son for his ear. Can I give this to my 1.5 year toddler for his ear too?

Check with doc first: It is possible that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) might treat year 1.5 year old son in the same was as the older son. But the younger might have an entirely different issue. Your best strategy is to check with the same doctor who I assume is a pediatrician, who can decide if the condition is one that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will help. Otherwise you are treating on hope rather than fact. ...Read more