Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a used in the eye to treat bacterial infections and swelling or inflammation as a result of the infection. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is available as eye drops or eye ointment. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats and Dogs
Neomycin and Polymyxin B are antibiotics which kill bacteria and dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which is used to treat inflammation.
Before using Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic, tell your veterinarian if your pet is using other eye drops or eye medications. If your pet has swelling of the face, itching, or appears to have difficulty breathing, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface including eyes or hands.
Neomycin, Polymyxin B sulfates, Dexamethasone ophthalmic
Neo Poly Dex is a combination of neomycin and Polymyxin B, which are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, and dexamethasone, a steroid, used to treat swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye. Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye, but may be also used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to this medication or to any of the individual ingredients. Do not use this medication if the pet has a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat bacterial infections only. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Contact your veterinarian if the symptoms begin to get worse or if there is no improvement in the pet's condition after a few days. Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile and if it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs, cats, and horses. Neo Poly Dex is a prescription medication available as sterile drops in a 5 ml bottle and sterile ointment in a 3.5 Gm tube. The drops are usually applied to the eye every 2 to 4 hours. Shake well before applying the drops. The ointment is usually applied to the eye every 8 to 12 hours.
Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile and if it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic may cause blurred vision. Do not use other eye medications in your pet unless approved by your veterinarian.
Serious side effects are not expected when using this medication. However, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effects that seem unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Avoid other eye medications unless approved by your veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is also taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone. Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic. Talk to your veterinarian and pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medications to your pet.
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly closed.