Neo-Dex Side Effects
Generic Name: dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Neo-Dex.
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.
It is possible that some side effects of Neo-Dex may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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