Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Dexamethasone

Name: Neomycin, Polymyxin B, and Dexamethasone

Brand Names U.S.

  • Maxitrol


Hypersensitivity to neomycin, polymyxin B, dexamethasone, or any component of the formulation; viral disease of the cornea and conjunctiva (including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis [dendritic keratitis], vaccinia, varicella); mycobacterial ophthalmic infection; fungal diseases of ocular structures.

Dosing Hepatic Impairment

There are no dosage adjustments provided in the manufacturer’s labeling. However, dosage adjustment is unlikely due to low systemic absorption.

Adverse Reactions

See individual agents. Frequency not defined.

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity reaction

Infection: Secondary infection

Ophthalmic: Glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage (infrequent), subcapsular posterior cataract

Miscellaneous: Wound healing impairment

Pregnancy Considerations

Adverse events have been observed with topical corticosteroids in animal reproduction studies. If ophthalmic agents are needed during pregnancy, the minimum effective dose should be used in combination with punctual occlusion to decrease potential exposure to the fetus (Samples 1988). Refer to individual agents.