Maxidex Ophthalmic Solution (Dexamethasone)

    Maxidex Ophthalmic Solution (Dexamethasone) Dosage and Side Effects

    MAXIDEX ophthalmic is used to treat eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions.

    Proper Use of this medication

    Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

    Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.

    Store MAXIDEX ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped.

    MAXIDEX intravitreal implant will be injected into your eye by healthcare professional in a clinic setting.

    After the implant is put in place, you will be watched closely for any swelling, inflammation, or increased pressure in your eye.

    An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, call an emergency room or poison control center near you. If the drops or ointment have been ingested, call an emergency center for advice.

    Since the MAXIDEX intravitreal implant contains a specific amount of the medicine, you are not likely to receive an overdose.

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

    Since MAXIDEX intravitreal is a surgical implant, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.

    Side Effects

    Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, an increase in the pressure inside of the eye, formation of cataracts, or a perforation of the cornea has been reported. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.

    More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may occur.

    This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    • vision problems, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
    • eye redness, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light; or
    • vision changes.

    Common side effects may include blurred vision.

    This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

    Warnings and Precautions

    Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

    Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

    Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

    You should not receive this implant if you have an eye infection, advanced glaucoma, an artificial lens implanted in your eye, or a history of eye ulcer, surgery, or wound that has injured or removed the lens in your eye.

    Do not use MAXIDEX ophthalmic if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in your eye without also receiving proper anti-infective treatment.

    It is not known whether MAXIDEX ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

    It is also not known whether MAXIDEX ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use MAXIDEX ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

    You should not receive this implant if you are allergic to MAXIDEX, or if you have:

    • an eye infection;
    • advanced glaucoma;
    • an artificial lens implanted in your eye; or
    • a history of eye ulcer, surgery, or wound that has injured or removed the lens in your eye.

    To make sure MAXIDEX intravitreal is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had herpes infection of the eyes.

    It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

    MAXIDEX can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

    Interactions with this medication

    Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

    Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. MAXIDEX ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

    If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with MAXIDEX ophthalmic.

    This medicine may cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

    Do not use other eyedrops or eye medications during treatment with MAXIDEX ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor.

    Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others), methylprednisolone (Medrol), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), and others.

    Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with MAXIDEX ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

    It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on MAXIDEX used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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