Maxitrol

(neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone)

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Treats eye infections and inflammation.

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Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) is an effective agent at controlling infections and inflammation of the eye. It is generally well tolerated, but it can cause increased eye pressure if used long term.

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Quick facts about Maxitrol
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone)

Upsides

  • Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) is good for treating eye infections and inflammation.
  • It is available as a cheaper, generic form.
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Downsides

  • Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) can raise your risk of cataracts if used long term.
  • Use of Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) can cause changes to eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • It has to be used multiple times a day.
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How it works

Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) contains three agents, two are antibacterials that aid in treating an infection and one is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation.

Quick facts about Maxitrol
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone)

Used for

  • Inflammatory eye conditions

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
  • Eye ointment
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What to expect when you take Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) for Inflammatory eye conditions

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  • Possible side effects
  • High eye pressure
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Cataract
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Risks and Warnings for Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Long-term use of Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone)
    • History of glaucoma

    Long-term use of Maxitrol (neomycin / polymyxin b / dexamethasone) can increase your eye pressure, damage eye nerves, or cause glaucoma. Let your doctor know about any eye pain, eye pressure, or changes in vision.