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Doctor insights on: Pink Eye Neomycin And Polymyxin B Sulfates And Dexamethasone

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Can I use neomycin and polymycin b sulfate and dexamethasone ophthalmic for pink eye?

Can I use neomycin and polymycin b sulfate and dexamethasone ophthalmic for pink eye?

Depends: It really depends on the cause of the pink eye. The most common cause is due to a virus, in which case iit is generally supportive treatment with artificial tears. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics; inflammatory processes with steroids and non-steroidals; and allergies with anti-histamines. You need to see an eye md to find out what you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is neomycin-dexamethasone effective for pink eye?

Is neomycin-dexamethasone effective for pink eye?

Could: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) or neomycin-deamethason is a combination med that has steroid and antibiotic. Pink eye is viral infection. Using cold compressors and artificial tears can help with pink eye. ...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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Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?

Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?

Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective although they have some degreee of allergic response. Many eye infections are viral in origin so these will not improve that situation. ...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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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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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