Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointmentand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Dexamethasone Sodium Phophate
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.1% Eye Ointment
No generic is available for Maxidex 0.1%.
- Manufactured by Alcon
- Product of Turkey • Shipped from Turkey
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Maxidex 0.1%.
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Drug Information
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Maxidex Drug Information
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Overview
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment is used to treat certain eye conditions due to inflammation or injury. Dexamethasone works by relieving symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. It belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may also be used to treat swelling, redness, and itching of the outer ear due to inflammatory conditions.
How to Use Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment
Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. Sterilize contact lenses according to the manufacturer's directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again. If your doctor does approve the wearing of contact lenses during treatment with Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, remove the lenses before using the eye drops. The preservative in Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may be absorbed by contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose of the eye drop before wearing the lenses again. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. If you are using a suspension form of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, shake the bottle well before using. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place 1 drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed and if your dose is for more than 1 drop. Apply as often as directed by your doctor. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (for example, other drops or ointments), wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye.Clean and dry the ear canal before using Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment. To make sure the right amount of medication is given, and to avoid touching the ear with the dropper, have another person insert the drops if possible. To lower the risk of dizziness, hold the container in your hand for a few minutes in order to warm it. To apply ear drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your ear or any other surface. If you are using a suspension form of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, shake the bottle well before using. Lie on your side or tilt the affected ear upward. Hold the dropper directly over the ear and place the prescribed number of drops into the ear canal. To help the drops roll into the ear of an adult, hold the earlobe up and back. For children, hold the earlobe down and back. Keep the head tilted for 5 minutes, or insert a soft cotton plug if so directed. Alternatively, your doctor may instruct you to place a cotton/gauze plug in the ear canal, moisten it with the medication, and leave it in the ear for 12 to 24 hours or as directed. The plug should be replaced at least once a day. Repeat these steps for the other ear if so directed. Apply as often as directed by your doctor. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. Use Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not use Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment more often or for longer than prescribed because doing so may increase your risk of side effects. Continue to use Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment for the full time prescribed. Do not stop using Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Do not use Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment if it becomes contaminated (for example, drops turn a dark color). Use of contaminated eye medication can cause infection, serious damage to the eye, and loss of vision. Use of contaminated ear medication can cause infection, serious damage to the ear, and hearing loss. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve in a few days or if it worsens.
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Precautions
Before using dexamethasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites found in some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,eye infections, recent eye surgery, cataracts, glaucoma (open-angle type), severe nearsightedness (myopia), diabetes, other ear problems (such as a hole in your eardrum, ear infections). After you apply Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment in the eyes, your vision may become temporarily unstable. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you develop a new eye infection or injury, or require eye surgery, ask your doctor if you should continue to use your current bottle of dexamethasone eye drops or start a new bottle. During pregnancy, Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if the medication in Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Misdose
If you miss a dose of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Interactions
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible, but do not always occur. Your doctor or pharmacist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring. To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment. While using Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share the list with your doctor and pharmacist to reduce your risk for serious medication problems.
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects
What are Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment
The side effects of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment and the side effects associated with Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment are described in the following:
Common Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects
- blurred vision
Less Frequent Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- Skin Atrophy
- ocular pain
- headache disorder
Rare or Very Rare Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Side Effects
- globe perforation
- ocular hypertension
- visual changes
- reduced visual acuity
- punctate keratitis
- corneal edema
- corneal degeneration
- visual field defect
- corneal ulcer
- fungal infection of eye
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- corneal erosion
- ocular redness
- ocular irritation
- impaired wound healing
- ocular infection
- conjunctival hyperemia
- accommodation disorder
- allergic dermatitis
- foreign body sensation of eye
- ocular itching
- eye tearing
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment Storage
Different brands of Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep the bottle upright and tightly closed when not in use. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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