Dexasporin Side Effects

Generic Name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dexasporin.

Some side effects of Dexasporin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: eye drops, eye ointment

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Burning or stinging when you first put the medicine in your eye; dry, flaky skin; irritation; itching; redness; swelling.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; continued burning or itching; eye pain.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with the corticosteroid component have included elevated intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation and delayed wound healing. In addition, perforation of the cornea and sclera have occurred when administering topical steroids to patients with diseases that cause thinning of the cornea or sclera.

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.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have included allergic sensitization.

Local

Local reactions have included stinging or burning upon application.

Other

The development of a secondary infection has been reported in patients treated with antimicrobial and corticosteroid combinations. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea can develop with long-term application of corticosteroids.

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