Generic Name and Formulations:
Dexamethasone 0.1%; oph susp; contains benzalkonium chloride.
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Indications for MAXIDEX:
Adults and Children:
Instill 1–2 drops in the affected eye(s). Severe: may administer hourly, then taper as condition improves. Mild: may administer up to 4–6 times daily.
Acute, untreated bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, epithelial herpes simplex, or viral (except herpes zoster) infections of the eye.
Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor for secondary infections and intraocular pressure if used for ≥10 days. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Local irritation, ocular discomfort, increased intraocular pressure, cataracts, corneal perforations, optic nerve damage; may mask or exacerbate infections.