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Maxidex Eye Drops (Dexamethasone)


Maxidex Eye Drops (Dexamethasone)

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  • Product Details


    Maxidex is a prescription eye medication used to treat a variety of conditions. It is prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation of the eye. It can be used in one or both eyes, depending on the needs of the patients.

    Maxidex is commonly used for inflammation that happens during infection, after surgery, and for diabetic complications of the eye. This formulation can also be used for inflammation in the ears.

    Maxidex is a steroid that works by suppressing cells of the immune system.

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    4 to 5 hours

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    Consult Doctor



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    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Once you are prescribed then buy Maxidex eye drops, the usual Maxidex eye drop dosage is 1-2 drops into one or both eyes every 4-6 hours as needed.

    For certain conditions, your doctor may have you take the medication up to once every hour.


    The active ingredient in Maxidex is dexamethasone.


    Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

    • Atazanavir
    • Ceritinib
    • Clarithromycin
    • Cobicistat and cobicistat-containing coformulations
    • Darunavir
    • Idelalisib
    • Indinavir
    • Itraconazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Lonafarnib
    • Lopinavir
    • Mifepristone
    • Nefazodone
    • Nelfinavir
    • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir
    • Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir
    • Posaconazole
    • Ritonavir and ritonavir-containing coformulations
    • Saquinavir
    • Telithromycin
    • Tucatinib
    • Voriconazole


    Use caution if using this drug for long periods because it can suppress the immune system.

    Long-term use of this drug can lead to increased ocular pressure.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions may include:

    • Blurred vision
    • Burning sensation of eyes
    • Cataract
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Crusting of eyelid
    • Decreased visual acuity
    • Dizziness
    • Dry eye syndrome
    • Eye discomfort
    • Eye irritation
    • Eye perforation
    • Eye pruritus
    • Foreign body sensation of eye
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hypersensitivity reaction
    • Inadvertent filtering bleb
    • Increased lacrimation
    • Keratitis
    • Ocular hyperemia
    • Photophobia
    • Secondary ocular infection
    • Stinging of eyes
    • Visual field defect

    Buy Maxidex eye drops with a valid prescription from your doctor.


    1. Maxidex [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; 2017.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Maxidex Eyedrops

    What is Maxidex Eyedrops?

    Maxidex eyedrops are a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient dexamethasone. They are used to treat various eye conditions, including inflammation, redness, and swelling.

    What conditions are Maxidex Eyedrops used for?

    Maxidex eyedrops are commonly prescribed for eye conditions such as allergic conjunctivitis, uveitis, post-operative inflammation following eye surgery, and other inflammatory eye disorders.

    How do Maxidex Eyedrops work?

    Maxidex eyedrops work by reducing inflammation in the eye. Dexamethasone, the active ingredient, is a corticosteroid that helps decrease swelling, redness, and discomfort associated with certain eye conditions.

    How should I use Maxidex Eyedrops?

    Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Typically, you will apply one or two drops of Maxidex into the affected eye(s) as directed by your healthcare provider. Wash your hands before and after application, and avoid touching the dropper tip to prevent contamination.

    Are there any side effects associated with Maxidex Eyedrops?

    Yes, some common side effects may include temporary stinging or burning in the eye, blurred vision, or increased sensitivity to light. Notify your doctor if you experience severe eye pain, vision changes, or signs of an eye infection.

    Can I use Maxidex Eyedrops if I wear contact lenses?

    Maxidex eyedrops should not be used while wearing contact lenses. Remove your contact lenses before applying the medication and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

    How long can I use Maxidex Eyedrops?

    The duration of treatment with Maxidex eyedrops will be determined by your healthcare provider based on your specific condition. Do not use them for longer than prescribed without consulting your doctor.

    Can Maxidex Eyedrops be used in children and infants?

    Maxidex eyedrops may be used in children and infants under the guidance of a pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist. The dosage and duration of use will be determined by a healthcare professional.

    Is it safe to use Maxidex Eyedrops during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

    It is important to discuss the use of Maxidex eyedrops with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks before prescribing this medication.

    Can I drive or operate heavy machinery after using Maxidex Eyedrops?

    Maxidex eyedrops may cause temporary blurred vision after application. It is advisable to wait until your vision has cleared before engaging in activities that require full concentration, such as driving or operating heavy machinery.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11467

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