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Generic: dexamethasone ophthalmic
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It is used to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions in the eye
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • change in the amount of urine
  • changes in vision
  • fever, sore throat, sneezing, cough, or other signs of infection, wounds that will not heal
  • increased thirst
  • mental depression, mood swings, mistaken feelings of self importance or of being mistreated
  • pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • skin problems, acne, thin and shiny skin
  • weight gain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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