Maxitrol Eye Suspension (Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin) Medication


Maxitrol Eye Suspension (Dexamethasone/Neomycin/Polymyxin)

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Maxitrol Eye Suspension is prescribed for ocular inflammation where bacterial infection or a risk of bacterial infection exists. 

Maxitrol Eye Suspension contains three active ingredients: neomycin and polymyxin, which are both antibiotics and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid. Neomycin and polymyxin work by inhibiting bacterial growth, while dexamethasone works by reducing swelling. 

Uses and Dosage 

Carefully read the medication guide and patient information leaflet for Maxitrol Eye Suspension before the first use and with every prescription refill. For queries or further information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Typically, 1 to 2 drops of Maxitrol Eye Suspension are applied to the affected eye(s) daily. For mild conditions, the drops can be applied 4 to 6 times daily, while in severe cases, hourly application is recommended, gradually reducing as the inflammation subsides. 

To properly apply this eye drops: 

  1. Begin by washing your hands thoroughly 
  2. Prior to each dose, ensure the bottle is well-shaken 
  3. Tilt your head back and look upward, then gently pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket 
  4. Directly over your eye, carefully place one drop from the dropper into the pocket 
  5. Look downward and close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes, applying gentle pressure with one finger near the nose to prevent the medication from draining out 
    •  Refrain from blinking or rubbing your eyes during this time 
  6. If more than 1 drop is prescribed, repeat these steps as directed, and do so for the other eye if necessary 
  7. Do not rinse the dropper and replace the cap securely after each use 

To avoid contamination of the dropper tip and suspension, ensure the dropper tip does not come into contact with eyelids, surrounding areas, or other surfaces. Keep the bottle securely closed when not in use. 

If using more than one eye product (e.g., ointments, drops), make sure to apply them at least 5 minutes apart. Apply eye ointments last. 

For the best outcome, use Maxitrol Eye Suspension exactly as directed at around the same time each day. Do not exceed the recommended frequency or extend usage beyond 10 days unless instructed by your doctor. 

Continue using this medication for the entire prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve within a few days. Discontinuing it prematurely may lead to a recurrence of the infection. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Eye irritation 

Tell your doctor if common side effects continue or get worse. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Alteration in vision 
  • Eye discomfort 
  • Severe eye irritation 

Notify your doctor if you experience any of these serious side effects. 

Allergic Reactions 

Although rare, a severe allergic reaction to Maxitrol Eye Suspension can occur. Prompt medical attention must be sought if any of the following symptoms manifest: 

  • Rash 
  • Hives 
  • Itching 
  • Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever 
  • Wheezing 
  • Tightness in the chest or throat 
  • Difficulty breathing, swallowing, or talking 
  • Unusual hoarseness 
  • Mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling 

This list does not include all potential side effects of Maxitrol Eye Suspension. Report to your doctor if you experience any effects not mentioned here. 


Before starting treatment with Maxitrol Eye Suspension, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to dexamethasone, neomycin, polymyxin, or any inactive components present in this suspension. 

To ensure Maxitrol Eye Suspension is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have a history of other eye problems like glaucoma. 

Maxitrol Eye Suspension typically does not interact with oral or injected medications, but drug interactions may still occur. To reduce such risk, inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Maxitrol Eye Suspension is effective against bacterial eye infections only and should not be used to treat other types of eye infections (such as infections caused by viruses, fungi, mycobacteria), as this may exacerbate the condition. Overusing or unnecessarily using any antibiotic can reduce its efficacy. 

Following application, Maxitrol Eye Suspension may cause temporary blurred or unstable vision. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities that demand clear vision until you can do so safely. 

Inform your doctor of your pregnancy, plans for conception, or if you are breastfeeding before using Maxitrol Eye Suspension. A discussion about the benefits and risks to you and the baby will be necessary. 

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Opthalmic Drops



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