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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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Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Neomycin and polymyxin b sulfates and hydrocortisone otic solution, usp can they be used in the eyes? My daughter got pink eye took her to the hospital and this is what they gave her but the bottle says for ears only?

Do not use this: Ear drops are way too acidic for the eye. Most of them are in the 3.0 to 4.0 range. Eye drops tend to be more neutral and will sting intensely as the PhH drops below 7. If you squirt a lot of ear drops into an eye, you may get a chemical burn. In addition to this, I try to avoid putting neomycin solution in eyes as it is toxic and can cause allergic reactions. ...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

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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

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My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops  and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more

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Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen. ?

Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen. ?

Take dad to dr: The infection is spreading and his face is swelling. These symptoms suggest a more serious condition than a simple stye. Infections like Erysipelas or periorbital cellulitis Herpes involving the eye require in person evaluation for the right treatment. ...Read more

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6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see

6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see

Two reasons: Getting worse, first what you have is most likely a viral infection, second you may have an allergy to sulas or other component of poly yin drops. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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