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|AK-Neo-Dex®; NeoDecadron®; Neo-Dexameth®|
Antibiotic/Corticosteroid, Ophthalmic; Antibiotic/Corticosteroid,
|What is this medicine used for?|
- Neomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial
- Dexamethasone is used to reduce redness, irritation, swelling, and
- The eye drops are used in steroid-responsive inflammatory eye
conditions in which dexamethasone is indicated.
- The skin cream is used to help prevent infections in minor cuts,
scrapes, burns, and to treat itching, swelling, or
|How does it work?|
- Neomycin inhibits metabolic activities in the bacteria.
- Dexamethasone prevents/reduces irritation and
|How is it best taken?|
- Use entire prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
- Do not take by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected area before use.
- Use in a small amount over the area affected as a light film. Rub in
- Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area
unless told to do so by healthcare provider.
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given.
- Do not touch the bottle or tube tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt head back and drop medicine into eye.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
- Place medicine inside the lower lid. Close the eye for 1-2 minutes.
Roll eyeball around.
- Separate each eye medicine by 10 minutes. Give one and wait 10 minutes
before using the
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not apply a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Burning, itching, redness, dryness.
- Bright lights may be irritating. Keep sunglasses with you.
- Blurred vision. Use caution when driving, or doing tasks that need
- Stinging after putting drops in
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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