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Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution
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Drug Name:

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Sandoz

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution:

Steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye.

Adult:

Initial therapy: 1 or 2 drops in conjunctival sac every hour during the day and every two hours during the night. When favorable response observed, reduce dose to 1 drop every 4 hours; may reduce later to 1 drop 3 or 4 times daily.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Epithelial herpes simplex keratitis. Acute infectious stages of vaccinia, varicella, and many other diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva. Mycobacterial infection of the eye. Fungal diseases of ocular or auricular structures. Perforation of a drum membrane.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor intraocular pressure if used for >10 days. Wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Glaucoma with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, perforation of the globe; rare: stinging, burning, filtering blebs following cataract surgery.

How Supplied:

Soln—5mL

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