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Neo-Dexair Side Effects

Generic Name: dexamethasone / neomycin ophthalmic

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

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.

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

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