AK-Neo-Dex Side Effects
Generic Name: dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name AK-Neo-Dex.
Not all side effects for AK-Neo-Dex may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution
Ocular side effects have included elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, delayed wound healing, and posterior subcapsular cataract formation. Optic nerve damage has been reported infrequently.
Corticosteroid containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions due to allergic sensitization to the neomycin component have been reported.[Ref]
Dexamethasone-neomycin ophthalmic can facilitate the development of a secondary bacterial or fungal infection.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. NeoDecadron (dexamethasone-neomycin ophthalmic)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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