neomycin/polymyxin/dexamethasone ointment - ophthalmic, Maxitrol
GENERIC NAME: NEOMYCIN/POLYMYXIN/DEXAMETHASONE OINTMENT - OPHTHALMIC (NEE-oh-MYE-sin/POL-ee-MIX-in/ DEX-a-METH-a-sone)
BRAND NAME(S): Maxitrol
USES: This medication is used to treat conditions involving swelling (inflammation) of the eyes and to treat or prevent bacterial eye infections. This product contains neomycin and polymyxin, antibiotics that work by stopping the growth of bacteria. It also contains dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid that works by reducing swelling.This medication treats/prevents only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections and may worsen them (e.g., infections caused by viruses, fungi, mycobacteria). Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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