Generic drug: dexamethasone

Brand name: Maxidex

What is Maxidex (dexamethasone), and how does it work?

Maxidex (dexamethasone) ophthalmic suspension 0.1% is an adrenocortical steroid used for:

What are the side effects of Maxidex?

Common side effects of Maxidex include:

  • glaucoma with optic nerve damage,
  • vision problems,
  • cataracts,
  • secondary eye infection following suppression of host response,
  • and perforation of the outer membranes of the eye.

What is the dosage for Maxidex?

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  • One or two drops topically in the conjunctival sac(s).
  • In severe disease, drops may be used hourly, being tapered to discontinuation as the inflammation subsides.
  • In mild disease, drops may be used up to four to six times daily.

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What drugs interact with Maxidex?

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Is Maxidex safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Maxidex (dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the embryo or fetus.
  • There are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women. However, prolonged or repeated corticoid use during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of intra-uterine growth retardation.
  • Infants born of mothers who have received substantial doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy should be observed carefully for signs of hypoadrenalism.
  • Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk.
  • Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Maxidex (dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) is administered to a nursing woman.

Summary

Maxidex (dexamethasone) ophthalmic suspension 0.1% is an adrenocortical steroid used to treat steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe such as allergic conjunctivitis; acne rosacea, superficial punctate keratitis, herpes zoster keratitis, iritis, and other conditions. Common side effects of Maxidex include glaucoma with optic nerve damage, vision problems, cataracts, secondary eye infection following suppression of host response, and perforation of the outer membranes of the eye.

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Medically Reviewed on 5/21/2021
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