Maxidex Side Effects
Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about dexamethasone ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Maxidex.
Some side effects of Maxidex 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 ophthalmic: intraocular implant
Other dosage forms:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking dexamethasone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Maxidex) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
vision problems, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
eye redness, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light; or
Common side effects may include blurred vision.
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 ophthalmic: intraocular implant, ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic suspension
Ocular side effects have included elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, visual acuity and visual field defects, subcapsular cataract formation, optic nerve damage, secondary ocular infection and perforation of the globe. Less frequent side effects of dexamethasone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Maxidex) include burning and stinging upon instillation.
Corticosteroid containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.
Adverse effects associated with the dexamethasone intravitreal implant include increased intraocular pressure, conjunctival hemorrhage, eye pain, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular hypertension, cataract, and vitreous detachment.
Postmarketing reports concerning dexamethasone intravitreal implant include complication of device insertion (implant misplacement), device dislocation with or without corneal edema, endophthalmitis, and hypotony of the eye (associated with vitreous leakage due to injection).
Nervous system side effects associated with dexamethasone intravitreal implant include headache.
More Maxidex resources
- Maxidex eent Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Maxidex Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Maxidex suspension MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Dexasol drops MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Ozurdex Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Ozurdex Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Ozurdex Consumer Overview
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