Dexamethasone / Neomycin / Polymyxin B Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Uveitis

Steroid responsive inflammatory ocular conditions with superficial bacterial infection or risk of infection:
Suspension:
Severe: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to once every hour. Taper to discontinuation as inflammation subsides.
Mild: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily.

Ointment: Apply small amount (1/2 inch ribbon) into conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Steroid responsive inflammatory ocular conditions with superficial bacterial infection or risk of infection:
Suspension:
Severe: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to once every hour. Taper to discontinuation as inflammation subsides.
Mild: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily.

Ointment: Apply small amount (1/2 inch ribbon) into conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Keratitis

Steroid responsive inflammatory ocular conditions with superficial bacterial infection or risk of infection:
Suspension:
Severe: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to once every hour. Taper to discontinuation as inflammation subsides.
Mild: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily.

Ointment: Apply small amount (1/2 inch ribbon) into conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis

Steroid responsive inflammatory ocular conditions with superficial bacterial infection or risk of infection:
Suspension:
Severe: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to once every hour. Taper to discontinuation as inflammation subsides.
Mild: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily.

Ointment: Apply small amount (1/2 inch ribbon) into conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Blepharitis

Steroid responsive inflammatory ocular conditions with superficial bacterial infection or risk of infection:
Suspension:
Severe: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to once every hour. Taper to discontinuation as inflammation subsides.
Mild: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) 4 to 6 times daily.

Ointment: Apply small amount (1/2 inch ribbon) into conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available.

Precautions

Patient should be reevaluated if no improvement after 2 days.

Do not prescribe more than 8 g ointment or 20 mL suspension without further evaluation of the patient's eye(s).

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

Dialysis

Data not available.

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