Medications


Dexamethasone intraocular injection suspension

What is this medicine?

DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used during eye surgery to treat swelling, redness, and itching in the eye.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is used during eye surgery. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • eye pain

  • prolonged changes in vision

  • redness of the eye

  • sensitivity to light

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry eye

  • swelling or discomfort of the eye

  • temporary changes in vision

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • any active eye infection

  • cataracts

  • glaucoma

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dexamethasone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Have your eyes checked as directed. If your eyes become red, sensitive to light, or you develop eye pain or changes in vision, you should contact your eye doctor right away.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2018 Elsevier
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