Medicine Overview of Dexacort Eye Drop
Uses of Dexacort Eye Drop
Dexacort Eye Drop is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
Side effects of Dexacort Eye Drop
Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.
How to use Dexacort Eye Drop
This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How Dexacort Eye Drop works
Dexacort eye drop is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.
In Depth Information on Dexacort Eye Drop
Expert advice for Dexacort Eye Drop
- Do not wear contact lenses while using dexamethasone eye drops.
- Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma (increased eye pressure) or diabetes.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because it may cause blurred vision.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not use if you are allergic to dexamethasone or any of its ingredients.
- Children < 2 years must not use.
- Do not use if you have preexisting eye infections which are not treated, high pressure in eyes, untreated infection /fungal infection that affects the whole body.
Special precautions for Dexacort Eye Drop
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dexacort Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Dexacort Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Dexacort Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a sh+more
ort time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear....
Dexacort Eye Drop is probably safe to use in patients with k+more
idney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dexacort Eye Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of Dexacor+more
t Eye Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Frequently asked questions for Dexacort 0.10% Eye Drop
Frequently asked questions for Dexamethasone Topical
Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No, Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q. Is dexamethasone topical safe for toddlers?
No, dexamethasone topical is not safe for toddlers.