Methadex Side Effects
Generic Name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Methadex.
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic:
Burning or stinging when you first put the medicine in your eye; dry, flaky skin; irritation; itching; redness; swelling.
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
The most frequently reported side effects were ocular discomfort, keratitis, eye irritation, and allergic sensitization.[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Keratitis, intraocular pressure increased, vision blurred, photophobia, mydriasis, eyelid ptosis, eye pain, eye swelling, eye pruritus, ocular discomfort, foreign body sensation, eye irritation, ocular hyperemia, lacrimation increased
Frequency not reported: Corneal thinning
Frequency not reported: Intraocular pressure increased, glaucoma, visual acuity reduced, visual field defect, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, globe perforation, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, conjunctival hyperemia, optic nerve damage, wound healing delayed[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity
Frequency not reported: Allergic sensitization[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Secondary ocular infection developed, fungal infection developed[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. "Product Information. Maxitrol (dexamethasone/neomycin/polymyxin B ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
Not all side effects for Methadex 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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