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What is this medicine?

Dexamethasone; Neomycin; Polymyxin B (dex a METH a sone; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in B) is a combination of a steroid and antibiotics. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching of the eye. It also is used to treat eye infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any other active infection
  • glaucoma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dexamethasone, neomycin, polymyxin B, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Shake suspension well before using. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if think your condition is better. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Do not use for longer than instructed by your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

               
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