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Maxitrol eye suspension is a prescription medication used to treat conditions involving inflammation of the eyes and to treat or prevent bacterial eye infections. It contains the active ingredients neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, and dexamethasone.
Maxitrol Eye Suspension works by combining the anti-inflammatory effects of dexamethasone with the antimicrobial activity of neomycin and polymyxin B. Dexamethasone is a steroid that helps to reduce inflammation and swelling in the eye, while neomycin and polymyxin B are antibiotics that help to kill bacterial infections.
Note that Maxitrol Eye Suspension is only effective against bacterial infections and should not be used to treat other types of eye infections.
Use and Dosage
Maxitrol Eye Suspension is a medication that is applied to the eye(s) as directed by a doctor. To apply the drops, one should wash their hands first and avoid touching the dropper tip or eye surface to prevent contamination. The bottle should be shaken well before each dose. The medication should not be used with contact lenses and sterilize them based on manufacturer's directions and consult with a doctor before reuse.
To use Maxitrol Eye Suspension:
- You should tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch.
- Hold the dropper over the eye and place one drop into the pouch.
- Keep the eyes closed for 1-2 minutes and apply gentle pressure on the corner of the eye to prevent drainage. Try not to blink or rub your eye.
- Repeat these steps with a second eye if directed. The dosage and frequency are based on medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not rinse the dropper and replace the cap after each use. If using other eye medication, wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications and use the eye drops before the eye ointments. The medication should not be used more frequently or for a longer time than prescribed. Use regularly to obtain maximum benefits and continue usage for the prescribed period, even if the symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too soon may allow bacteria to grow and result in a recurrence of the eye infection.
Common Side Effects of Maxitrol Eye Suspension (Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin):
- Blurred vision
- Eyelid itching
- Eyelid swelling
- Sensitivity to light
- Stinging/burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when Maxitrol is applied
Serious Side Effects of Maxitrol Eye Suspension (Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin):
- Eye pain
- New or worsening eye infection
- Skin rash, itching, redness, or swelling in or around the eyes
- Vision changes
Forms and Strength
Maxitrol Eye Suspension (Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin) is available in the following forms and strength:
Maxitrol Eye Suspension: Eye Drops
- Maxitrol eye suspension should not be used if you have a fungal or viral infection of the eye.
- Maxitrol eye suspension should be used with caution if you have a history of glaucoma or increased intraocular pressure.
- Maxitrol eye suspension should be used with caution if you have a history of cataracts or other eye problems.
- Maxitrol eye suspension should not be used in children under 2 years of age.
- Maxitrol eye suspension should be used with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects on the fetus or infant are unknown.
- Maxitrol eye suspension may cause blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
- Use of Maxitrol eye suspension for prolonged periods may increase the risk of infections or other adverse effects.
- Maxitrol eye suspension should be used only as directed by your doctor.
- Contact lenses should not be worn while using Maxitrol eye suspension. Wait at least 15 minutes after applying the medication before inserting contact lenses.
- Maxitrol eye suspension may cause temporary blurred vision or other vision changes. Do not drive or operate machinery until your vision has fully cleared.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I miss a dose of Maxitrol eye suspension?
If you miss a dose, apply the medication as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply extra medication to make up for a missed dose.
Can Maxitrol eye suspension be used for viral eye infections?
No, Maxitrol eye suspension is not effective for treating viral eye infections. It is only used for bacterial and inflammatory infections of the eye.
How should I store Maxitrol eye suspension?
Store Maxitrol eye suspension at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze or refrigerate the medication.
Can Maxitrol eye suspension be used for other conditions besides eye infections?
Maxitrol eye suspension is only indicated for treating eye infections and reducing inflammation in the eye. It should not be used for other conditions unless specifically prescribed by a doctor.
What should I do if my symptoms do not improve after using Maxitrol eye suspension?
Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after several days of using Maxitrol eye suspension. Your infection may require a different treatment approach.
It's important to purchase Maxitrol Eye Suspension from verified Canadian pharmacy.