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SOLODEX 0.1% EYE/EAR DROPS

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MRP: Rs. 7.23 for 1 packet(s) (10 ML eye/ear drops each)
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Composition for SOLODEX

Dexamethasone Topical(0.1%)

food interaction for SOLODEX

alcohol interaction for SOLODEX

pregnancy interaction for SOLODEX

lactation interaction for SOLODEX

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Solodex 0.1% eye/ear drops at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Solodex 0.1% 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
Solodex 0.1% eye/ear drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for SOLODEX

Dexamethasone Topical(0.1%)

Uses

Solodex 0.1% eye/ear drops is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders

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

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Expert advice for SOLODEX

  • 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 SOLODEX

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)