Q. What is Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop? What is it used for?
Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. It is used to relieve symptoms caused due to infection such as swelling, itchiness and redness of the eyes.
Q. Is Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop effective?
Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop?
No, you should not stop using Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop suddenly without talking to your doctor. You may feel better and your symptoms may also improve before completing the full course of treatment. Still, it is advised to continue the medication as stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence prevent complete healing.
Q. In which conditions is the use of Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop avoided?
Use of Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop for the first time, consult your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop?
Keep Dexacort 0.1% Eye Drop in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.