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Dexaron Plus
Composition: Each 1ml of the drops or 1gm of the ointment contains:
- Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate equivalent to Dexamethasone 1mg
- Polymyxin "B" sulphate equivalent to Polymyxin B 6000 units
- Neomycin sulphate equivalent to Neomycin 3.5mg

Properties: Dexaron ® plus Eye or Ear Drops or Ointment is a combination of:
- Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid that has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect for the management of severe inflammatory diseases of the anterior segment of the eye and for the inflammation of the external auditory canal.
- Neomycin, a bactericidal amino-glycoside that is active against many Gram -ve and some Gram +ve organisms.
- Polymyxin B, an active topical antibiotic against many Gram -ve organisms, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- The combination of these anti-infective components provides a broad spectrum anti-microbial action against the following common bacterial eye and ear pathogens:
• Staphylococcus aureus.
• Escherichia coli.
• Haemophilus influenzae.
• Klebsiella / Enterobacter species.
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Indications: Dexaron® Plus is mainly indicated for severe steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular or otic conditions where bacterial infections or a risk of bacterial infection exists such as:
- Post-operative ocular inflammation.
- Acute inflammatory conditions of conjunctiva, sclera, lids, iris, ciliary body and anterior segment of the globe such as cyclitis, iritis, iridocyclitis, scleritis, keratitis, and vernal keratoconjunctivitis (spring catarrh).
- Certain allergic or infective conjunctivitis.
- Corneal injury from chemical radiation or thermal burns or penetration of foreign bodies.
- Inflammation of the skin of the external auditory canal (otitis externa).

Contra-Indictions: - Some viral or fungal infections of the cornea and conjunctiva e.g. herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia and varicella.
- In case of ear infection, drops should not be used when the ear drum is perforated.
- Hypersensitivity to any component of the medication Precautions.
- Prolonged use may result in glaucoma, thinning of the cornea and sclera, or secondary fungal infections. Therefore, initiation and renewal of the medication should be made by a physician only after examination. Intraocular pressure should be routinely monitored.
- Should not be prescribed for undiagnosed red eye which may be caused by herpes simplex virus.
- If inflammation or pain persists longer than 48 hours or becomes aggravated, the patient should be advised to discontinue use of the medication and consult a physician.

Adverse Effects:
Dosage & Administration: Drops:
Instill 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) or ear(s) 4 times daily. In severe eye diseases, drops may be used hourly, being tapered to discontinuation as inflammation subsides

Apply either at night (if eye or ear drops were used during the day) or 3 times daily if eye or ear ointment is used alone or as directed by the physician.

Patient Information:
- Shake well before use (for Dexaron® Plus Drops)
- To avoid contamination, do not touch applicator tip to any surface and replace cap after using
- Do not use the same bottle simultaneously for eye and ear infections

How supplied: Dexaron® Plus Eye or Ear Drops: Plastic Dropper Bottles of 5ml Suspension.