Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment (Dexamethasone)
Maxidex Ophthalmic Ointment (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is placed in the eye during a procedure and is used to help treat eye pain following surgery.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -any active infection -diabetes -glaucoma -an unusual or allergic reaction to dexamethasone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is placed in the eye by a doctor or healthcare professional. It is given in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have regular eye exams after your procedure. Make sure to follow all of the instructions given to you by your health care provider for after your procedure. Because you may have blurred vision or a temporary change in vision after the procedure, follow all directions regarding driving or operating machinery.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -changes in vision -eye pain -signs of infection in the eye, such as pain, redness, swelling, itching, and discharge Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -eye irritation or redness following the procedure -headache
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Dexamethasone Ophthalmic insert