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Available Form:   Eye Drops
Manufacturer name:   Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Generic name:   dexamethasone-eent
Strength:   0.1%

What is Maxidex?

Dexamethasone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment are used to treat a number of eye conditions associated with inflammation of the eye (e.

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Maxidex frequently asked questions

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

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Shipping cost for Maxidex to you in Canada is zero. Pocketpills offers FREE shipping anywhere in Canada to help you get access to treatment.

How to get Maxidex delivered to my home?

You could get Maxidex delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get Maxidex in Canada for free?

You can get Maxidex for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get Maxidex for free.

Maxidex How to Take

Dexamethasone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment are used to treat a number of eye conditions associated with inflammation of the eye (e.g., allergic conjunctivitis). Dexamethasone works by reducing inflammation, irritation, and redness.

Your doctor may have suggested Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent), speak to your doctor. Do not stop using Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Maxidex Dosage

Drops: The usual recommended dose is 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye, 4 to 6 times daily. In some situations, the drops may be given every hour at the start of treatment, followed by a reduction in dose as prescribed by the doctor. Shake the eye drops well before use.

Ointment: The usual recommended dose is a small amount of the ointment applied to the affected eye, 3 to 4 times daily. The dose may be reduced to once daily depending on the response and the condition being treated.

Prevent contamination of the drops and ointment by avoiding touching the dropper or ointment tip to the eye, skin, or other surfaces.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Maxidex Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • temporary blurred vision (after ointment use)

Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • eye infection (e.g., eye redness, puss, weeping)
  • eye pain

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • severe eye pain
  • vision changes, including loss of vision

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent).

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Maxidex Available Form

Suspension (drops)

Each 5 mL sterile Drop-Tainer dispenser contains 0.1% dexamethasone. Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzalkonium chloride (preservative), citric acid and/or sodium hydroxide, edetate disodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polysorbate 80, purified water, sodium chloride, and dibasic sodium phosphate.


Each 3.5 g tube of sterile ointment contains 0.1% dexamethasone. Nonmedicinal ingredients: methylparaben (preservative), propylparaben (preservative), white petrolatum, and anhydrous lanolin oil.

Maxidex Contraindications

Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment should not be used by anyone who:

  • is allergic to dexamethasone or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • has fungal Eye Infections
  • has herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella, or other viral infections of the eye
  • has Tuberculosis of the eye
  • has weeping, untreated bacterial eye infections

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Maxidex Precautions

Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Maxidex Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent).

Contamination: To prevent contamination of the eye drops and ointment, avoid touching the dropper or ointment tip to the eye, skin, or any other surface.

Prolonged use: Prolonged use of Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) can cause eye problems such as Glaucoma, optic nerve damage, vision problems, Cataracts, and perforation of the cornea. Prolonged used may also increase the risk of fungal and bacterial eye infections. If Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) is used for more than 10 days, your doctor will check your eyes routinely.

Soft contact lenses: The preservative used in dexamethasone eye drops can affect soft contact lenses. Do not instill the eye drops while wearing soft contact lenses. Wait 10 minutes after instilling the drops before inserting soft contact lenses.

Pregnancy: Dexamethasone eye drops and ointment should only be used during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent), contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Breast-feeding: It is not known whether Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) (when used in the eye) passes into breast milk. If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor about whether or not you should use Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent).

Children: The safety and effectiveness of Maxidex (Dexamethasone-eent) have not been established for children.

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