Maxidex Ointment

Last updated on RxList: 6/16/2020
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What Is Maxidex?

Maxidex (dexamethasone sodium phosphate) Ointment is an adrenocortical steroid used for steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe. These include:

What Are Side Effects of Maxidex?

Common side effects of Maxidex Ointment include:

  • glaucoma with optic nerve damage,
  • vision problems,
  • cataracts,
  • secondary eye infections,
  • and perforation of the outer membranes of the eye.

Dosage for Maxidex

Apply a one-half to one-inch ribbon of Maxidex Ointment into the eye up to four times daily. When a favorable response is observed, dosage may be reduced gradually to once a day application for several days.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Maxidex?

Maxidex Ointment may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Maxidex Ointment; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus.

Maxidex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Prolonged or repeated corticoid use during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of birth defects. It is unknown if topical Maxidex Ointment passes into breast milk in sufficient quantities to affect a nursing infant. Systemically administered corticosteroids pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Maxidex (dexamethasone sodium phosphate) Ointment 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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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • blurred vision, tunnel vision;
  • eye pain; or
  • if you see halos around lights.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye irritation.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Maxidex Ointment (Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic)


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The following adverse reactions have been reported: glaucoma with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infections from pathogens including herpes simplex, and perforation of the globe. Rarely, filtering blebs have been reported when topical steroids have been used following cataract surgery. Rarely, stinging or burning may occur.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Maxidex Ointment (Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic)


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© Maxidex Ointment Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Maxidex Ointment Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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