Maxidex is a type of drug that is classified as a corticosteroid, which, by inhibiting the processes in the body that cause inflammation, reduces the swelling and pain of any inflammatory conditions. Maxidex is specifically used to treat eye inflammation that has been caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions.
Maxidex should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture. Ensure that the medication bottle remains tightly capped when not in use.
Before taking Maxidex, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breast feed your baby. The effects of this medication on an unborn or breastfeeding child are unknown. If you wear contact lenses, talk to your doctor about how or if you should wear them during your treatment.
This medication may induce blurred vision. If you are required to operate machinery, drive or do anything that requires your full attention, use this medication with caution.
Patient Family Information : Take Maxidex exactly as it has been prescribed for you. When taking Maxidex, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you do not understand the directions, contact your doctor for further instruction. Wash your hands before handling either ointment or eye drops. Ensure that you do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surfaces, including your hands and eyes, as this may contaminate the opening, which may cause infection.
This medication should not be used if you have an untreated bacterial, viral or fungal infection in your eye. If you are allergic to any of the contents in this medication, do not use Maxidex.
Sever Side Effects : Serious side effects rarely occur with this medication. Occasionally, an increase in the pressure inside of the eye, formation of cataracts, or a perforation of the cornea has occurred.
Common side effects may include burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light.
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