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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
No: Not in the United States.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: It is labeled for eye care. There are other rx's for otic use. ...Read more
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
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
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
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
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
I have an irritation of my left ear outer canal due to removal of a hard wag plug. My doctor said I could use Maxitrol OP drops in ear. Is that ok?
Irritation: Yes, that is fine. Good luckGet a more detailed answer ›
Diagn by ophthalmologist with viral conjunctivitus; He prescribed Maxitrol, been using Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for 5 days (still V red).eithr bad? Much controvrsy?! help
Get it rechecked.: Both medications have antibiotics and steroid. He may have justification of prescribing more of the same. ...Read more
I used Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, 2 drops every 8 hours for 4 days, on my non-diseased eye. I also have Diabetes-II. Did I possibly damage my eye in any way?
No: That dosage for that period of time should not cause any damage to your eye. I would not worry in the least. ...Read more
I accidently put 2 drops of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops into the wrong eye, which is healthy. The eye hurts now. Did I possibly damage my vision? Thanks,
I have ear pain. My doctor gave maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops. Can I use it?
Can I put alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) ophthalmic suspension eye drops in the fridge? . .
Yes: But these do not require refrigeration.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of birth control?
Would the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?
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
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more
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
I'm on Maxitrol drops because of an ear infection. They include corticosteroids and antibiotics. Can I take them although I have stomach ulcer?
Yes: Very little, if any, of the drops will be absorbed systemically. No problem. ...Read more
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