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Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic

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What is Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic?

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.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:
  • Successfully treats bacterial infections of the eye
  • Reduces swelling associated with bacterial infections
How it Works:

Neomycin and Polymyxin B are antibiotics which kill bacteria and dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which is used to treat inflammation.

Cautions:

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.

Brand Name:

Maxitrol (Alcon)

Generic Name:

Neomycin, Polymyxin B sulfates, Dexamethasone ophthalmic

What is Neo Poly Dex 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.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic:

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.

What is the most important information I should know about Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic:

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.

What should I avoid while using Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic:

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.

What are the possible side effects of Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic:

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.

What other drugs will affect Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic:

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.

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  • Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension and Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment are prescription medications used by veterinarians for various conditions including the treatment of susceptible eye infections, scratches and allergies in dogs, cats, and horses.
  • Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension and Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Ointment are not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe these medications for dogs, cats, and horses.
Dosage:
Dogs/Cats/Horses: (Ophthalmic Ointment)
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Apply as directed by your veterinarian every 8-12 hours. When using the ointment, apply a thin film into the lower eyelid. Wait at least 10 minutes before applying any other eye medication.
Dogs/Cats/Horses: (Ophthalmic Drops)
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Apply as directed by your veterinarian every 2-4 hours. When using the drops, shake the drops to make sure the medication is mixed well. If using more than 1 drop, wait about 1 minute between drops.
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly closed.

Ingredients
Neo Poly Dex Ophth Susp*:
Active Ingredients
Amount
Neomycin Sulfate
3.5 mg
Polymyxin B Sulfate
10,000 units
Dexamethasone
0.1%
Preservative
Benzalkonium Chloride
0.004%
Vehicle
Hypromellose 2910
0.5%
Other Ingredients: Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Purified Water * May contain Hydrochloric Acid and/or Sodium Hydroxide to adjust pH.
Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint*:
Active Ingredients
Amount
Neomycin Sulfate
3.5 mg
Polymyxin B Sulfate
10,000 units
Dexamethasone
0.1%
Preservative
Methylparaben
0.05%
Propylparaben
0.01%
Other Ingredients: White Petrolatum, Anhydrous liquid Lanolin
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