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Maxidex is an eye drop medicine used to treat allergic and inflammatory conditions of the eyes.
How does this medication work?
Maxidex works by stopping the release of certain substances in the body that cause swelling, thereby reducing symptoms associated with these conditions.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Maxidex may reduce swelling and improve eye symptoms.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Maxidex exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may feel an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using Maxidex. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: changes in your vision.
Less common side effects may include:
Eye problems, such as glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), cataracts, or an infection.
Do not use Maxidex if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Do not use Maxidex if you have certain eye infections.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Maxidex. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have certain eye infections.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults: Instill 1 or 2 drops into your lower eyelid(s) up to four to six times a day. Your healthcare provider may give you a higher dose depending on your needs.
Use Maxidex exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop using Maxidex without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Shake well before using Maxidex.
Maxidex contains a preservative that may be absorbed by your contact lenses. Remove your contact lenses prior to the administration of Maxidex.
Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch your eye or any other surface, as this can contaminate Maxidex.
No significant interactions have been reported with Maxidex at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Maxidex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Maxidex, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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