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Neodecadron Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Neodecadron (neomycin sulfate-dexamethasone sodium phosphate) Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is a topical corticosteroid-antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.
Instill one or two drops of Neodecadron Ophthalmic Solution into the conjunctival sac every hour during the day and every two hours during the night as initial therapy. When a favorable response is observed, reduce dosage to one drop every four hours. Neodecadron may interact with other eye medications, or oral steroid medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if Neodecadron will harm a fetus. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Neodecadron (neomycin sulfate-dexamethasone sodium phosphate) Sterile Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Neodecadron in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Neodecadron (Neomycin and Dexamethasone)
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Neodecadron FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Adverse reactions have occurred with corticosteroid/anti-infective combination drugs which can be attributed to the corticosteroid component, the anti-infective component, the combination, or any other component of the product. Exact incidence figures are not available since no denominator of treated patients is available.
Reactions occurring most often from the presence of the anti-infective ingredient are allergic sensitizations. The reactions due to the corticosteroid component in decreasing order of frequency are: elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma, and infrequent optic nerve damage; posterior subcapsular cataract formation; and delayed wound healing.
The development of secondary infection has occurred after use of combinations containing corticosteroids and antimicrobials. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of a corticosteroid. The possibility of fungal invasion must be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where corticosteroid treatment has been used.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Neodecadron (Neomycin and Dexamethasone)
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