Dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic Side Effects
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.
Not all side effects for dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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