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Neomycin and polymyxin B belongs to a group of medication known as antibiotics, which are used to treat the cause of an infection. Dexamethasone belongs to the family of medications called corticosteroids, which are used to help reduce inflammation in the eye.
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Neomycin and polymyxin B belongs to a group of medication known as antibiotics, which are used to treat the cause of an infection. Dexamethasone belongs to the family of medications called corticosteroids, which are used to help reduce inflammation in the eye. Together in combination, Maxitrol is used to treat certain Eye Infections associated with redness and inflammation of the eye.
Your doctor may have suggested Maxitrol for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of Maxitrol 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 Maxitrol, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using Maxitrol without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Maxitrol to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use Maxitrol if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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The recommended dose of the eye drops is 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours.
The recommended dose of the ointment is approximately ½ inch or the ointment into the eye(s) 3 or 4 times a day, or at bedtime along with the eye drops. Follow the directions that your doctor has given you.
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.
The following procedure is recommended when using the eye drops:
The following procedure is recommended when using the eye ointment:
If you are using both the ointment and the drops, use the drops first and wait for at least 5 minutes before applying the ointment.
It is important to use Maxitrol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use 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 the eye drops and ointment at room temperature, away from heat and direct light, and keep it out of 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.
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 Maxitrol. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Maxitrol with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Maxitrol. 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.
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:
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 Maxitrol.
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Each g of sterile ointment contains polymyxin B sulfate 6,000 units, neomycin (as sulfate) 3.5 mg, and dexamethasone 1 mg (0.1%) in a white petrolatum base. Nonmedicinal ingredients: anhydrous lanolin, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
Each mL contains dexamethasone 1 mg (0.1%), neomycin (as sulfate) 3.5 mg, and polymyxin B sulfate 6,000 units. Preserved with benzalkonium chloride. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH), 0.5% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polysorbate 20, purified water, and sodium chloride.
Neomycin sulfate - dexamethasone - polymyxin B sulfate should not be used by anyone who:
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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:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. In many cases, interactions are intended or are managed by close monitoring. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
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 Maxitrol.
Pregnancy: Maxitrol should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using Maxitrol, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if neomycin - dexamethasone - polymyxin B passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using Maxitrol, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
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