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Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint 3.5gm Tube

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Neo Poly Dex ophthalmic is used by veterinarians for various conditions including the treatment of susceptible eye infections,ulcers,scratches and allergies. It is available as an ointment or drops. The ointment is usually applied every 8 to 12 hours. The drops are usually applied every 2 to 4 hours.

Generic Name
Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic


Brand Name(s)
Maxitrol (Alcon)

What is this product used for
Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a combination of the antibiotics neomycin and polymyxin B and the anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone. It is most often used to treat severe conjunctivitis,nonulcerative keratitis and various corneal conditions.

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a prescription medication available as suspension drops and ointment.

How this medication should be used
Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however,it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs,cats and horses. The drops are usually applied to the eye every 2 to 4 hours. Shake well before using the drops. The ointment is usually applied to the eye every 8 to 12 hours.

What are the side effects
Side effects when using Neo Poly Dex are not common; however,when the drops are applied there may be some transient stinging. When the ointment is used,there may be some transient blurring of vision.

What special precautions are there
Neo Poly Dex should not be used in animals allergic to any of its individual ingredients. The medication should not be used in cats with possible herpes virus infection. Contact the veterinarian if the condition does not show signs of improving within 48 hours,or,if the condition worsens. Do not touch the applicator tip of the bottle or tube to the eye or skin to prevent contamination of the medication.

In the event of overdose
While overdose is unlikely,contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this medication
Keep this medication in the container it came in. Store at room temperature away from excess heat,light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.