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MAXITROL
Ocular allergy/inflammation
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Drug Name:

MAXITROL Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Neomycin 3.5mg, polymyxin B sulfate 10000Units/mL, dexamethasone 0.1%; oph. susp; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for MAXITROL:

Ocular inflammation associated with infection.

Adult:

Severe: Initially 1–2 drops hourly. Mild: initially 1–2 drops up to 4–6 times daily. Ointment may be used adjunctively with drops at bedtime. Then prolong dosing interval as condition improves; max 20mL or 8g per therapeutic course.

Children:

<2yrs: not established.

Contraindications:

Fungal, viral, or mycobacterial infections of the cornea and conjunctiva. Hypersensitivity to corticosteroids.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for injection. Corneal or scleral thinning. Glaucoma. Monitor for secondary infections and intraocular pressure in prolonged use. Aminoglycoside cross-sensitivity; discontinue if hypersensitivity develops. May mask signs of infection. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

See Also:

MAXITROL OPH OINT

Pharmacological Class:

Antibiotics + steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Allergic sensitization, increased intraocular pressure, cataracts, corneal perforation, optic nerve damage, visual defects delayed wound healing, allergic dermatitis.

How Supplied:

Susp—5mL
Oint—3.5g

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