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food interaction for SOFRADEX

alcohol interaction for SOFRADEX

pregnancy interaction for SOFRADEX

lactation interaction for SOFRADEX

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sofradex cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Sofradex cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Dexamethasone Topical(0.1%w/w)


Dexamethasone is used topically for the treatment of inflammation or infection of the eyes due to various allergic conditions like uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. It is also used to treat exophthalmos (bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit), corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns and suppress immune reaction to implanted foreign tissue. 

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It prevents allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Eye discomfort, Eye itching, Increased intraocular pressure
Framycetin Topical(1%w/w)


Framycetin topical is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, eyes, and ears, and is used to prevent the infection of burn wounds or after foreign body removal from the eyes.

How it works

Framycetin belongs to a class of medications called as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It acts by killing bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Ototoxicity, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Hearing loss, Irritation, Rash, Itching


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Expert advice for SOFRADEX

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for SOFRADEX

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.

Framycetin Topical

 Q. What is framycetin sulphate/Soframycin?
Framycetin belongs to a class of medicines called as aminoglycoside  antibiotics. It acts by killing bacteria that cause infections. Soframycin is a brand name of framycetin. 

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)