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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 ›
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
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