Generic drug: neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone

Brand name: Maxitrol

What is Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone), and how does it work?

Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone) is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of inflammatory ocular conditions/infections. Maxitrol may be used alone or with other medications.

Maxitrol belongs to a class of drugs called Antibiotics/Corticosteroids, Ophthalmic.

What are the side effects of Maxitrol?

Possible side effects of Maxitrol include:
  • blurred vision,
  • tunnel vision,
  • eye pain,
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting, or drainage (may be signs of infection),
  • pain behind your eyes,
  • sudden vision changes, and
  • a wound that will not heal

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Maxitrol include:
  • blurred vision, and
  • mild eye irritation

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Maxitrol. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the dosage for Maxitrol?

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What drugs interact with Maxitrol?

No Information Provided

Is Maxitrol safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There are no adequate or well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
  • Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment) should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the embryo or fetus.
  • 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 Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment) is administered to a nursing woman.

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Summary

Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone) is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of inflammatory ocular conditions/infections. Possible side effects of Maxitrol include blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, seeing halos around lights, swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting, or drainage (may be signs of infection), pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes, and a wound that will not heal.

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Medically Reviewed on 5/21/2021
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