Effects of steroid eye drops

No data are available on the extent of systemic absorption from TOBRADEX® (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension); however, it is known that some systemic absorption can occur with ocularly applied drugs. If the maximum dose of TOBRADEX® (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) is given for the first 48 hours (two drops in each eye every 2 hours) and complete systemic absorption occurs, which is highly unlikely, the daily dose of dexamethasone would be mg. The usual physiologic replacement dose is mg daily. If TOBRADEX® (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) is given after the first 48 hours as two drops in each eye every 4 hours, the administered dose of dexamethasone would be mg daily.

Maxitrol (neomycin and polymyxin B sulfates and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Suspension Sterile is a combination of two antibiotics and a steroid used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Maxitrol is available in generic form. Common side effects of Maxitrol include:

  • stinging/burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when Maxitrol is applied,
  • irritation,
  • itching,
  • redness,
  • blurred vision,
  • eyelid itching,
  • eyelid swelling, or
  • sensitivity to light.
Serious side effects are generally not expected with Maxitrol. Use of Maxitrol for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection and may increase your risk for other eye problems (., glaucoma , cataracts, delayed wound healing). Do not use Maxitrol for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects of Maxitrol including new or worsening eye symptoms (., discharge , swelling, redness), vision problems, or eye pain. Dosing of Maxitrol: One to two drops 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. Avoid other eye medications unless approved by your doctor. Before using Maxitrol, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others). Other drugs may also interact with Maxitrol. Talk to your doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines. During pregnancy, Maxitrol should be used only when prescribed. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Effects of steroid eye drops

effects of steroid eye drops

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