Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops

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Introduction

Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of two medicines used in the treatment of bacterial eye/ear infections. It stops the growth of bacteria and helps in relieving redness, itching, and swelling.

Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops is to be used only in the affected eye/ear. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects include burning sensation, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case of accidental contact with your mouth, immediately rinse it off with plenty of water. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery immediately after using this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops

  • Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Benefits of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops

In Treatment of Bacterial eye / ear infections

Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes such as conjunctivitis or pink eye. It stops the growth of bacteria causing infection and helps relieve pain, swelling, redness, itching, or irritation in the eyes. Use it 2-3 times a day for at least a week or as prescribed by the doctor. Your symptoms might improve after using Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops. However, make sure to complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Polysporin Dexa

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Blurred vision

How to use Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops

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 Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops works

Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops is a combination of two antibiotics (Chloramphenicol, Polymyxin B) and a steroid (Dexamethasone). The antibiotics work by killing the bacteria or stopping their growth. Together, they treat your eye/ear infection effectively. The steroid blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye/ear red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops?

If you miss a dose of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye/ear to prevent contamination.
  • Throw away any medicine left at the end of the 5 day course.
  • If using for eyes:
    • Avoid wearing contact lenses while using the medicine.
    • Wait for at least 15 minutes before delivering another medication into the eyes to prevent dilution.
    • It may cause short term blurring of vision. Take caution while driving or operating machines.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

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FAQs

Q. Can I stop using Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops and complete the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cured. But continue taking your medicine for the duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How to use Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops?

Wash your hands before using Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of the dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. For using this medicine, tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and then put Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops (drop or ointment).

Q. What can I do if I accidentally apply excess of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops?

If you apply excess of Polysporin Dexa Eye/Ear Drops accidentally, wash your eye with plenty of water. Contact your doctor immediately if eye irritation occurs even after washing off this medicine.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chloramphenicol/polymyxin B and hydrocortisone ophthalmic. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dexamethasone. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Samarth House, 168, Bangur Nagar, Off Link Road, Near Ayappa Temple & Kallol Kali Temple, Goregaon (W), Mumbai - 400 090.
Country of origin: India

MRP
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5 ml in 1 bottle
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