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LOW DEX EYE/EAR DROPS

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MRP: Rs. 9.75 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye/ear drops each)
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food interaction for LOW DEX

alcohol interaction for LOW DEX

pregnancy interaction for LOW DEX

lactation interaction for LOW DEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Low dex eye/ear drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for LOW DEX

Sodium Tetraborate(0.06%)

Uses

Sodium Tetraborate is used in preservation of the medicinal products.

How it works

NA

Common side effects

Phenylephrine(0.001%)

Uses

Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina), rhinitis (common cold) and pupil dilation.

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular
Dexamethasone(0.05%)

Uses

Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Psychosis, Extremes of being happy or sad, Hypersensitivity reaction, Allergic reaction, Behavioual changes, Burning sensation, Delusion, Suicidal thoughts, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Hallucination, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased hair growth, Decreased potassium level in blood, Increased appetite, Increased blood pressure, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Irregular menstrual cycle, Irritation, Blurred vision, Itching, Salt and water retention, Swelling, Weight gain, Fluid retention, Tendon rupture, Thinning of bones, Fracture, Stinging sensation
Boric Acid(1.2%)

Uses

Boric Acid is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Boric acid belongs to class of drugs called antiseptics. It can weakly inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. It irrigates the eyes, cleanses, refreshes and soothes the irritated eyes; and help in removal of loose foreign material, air pollutants or chlorinated water.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Burning sensation, Irritation, Cns stimulation, Central nervous system depression, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting

Common Dosage for LOW DEX EYE/EAR DROPS

Patients taking LOW DEX EYE/EAR DROPS

  • 35%
    Thrice A Day
  • 35%
    Twice A Day
  • 15%
    Four Times A Day
  • 10%
    Once A Day
  • 5%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for LOW DEX

No substitutes found

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)