Neomycin/Polymyxin/Dexamethasone

An inexpensive combination drop containing two antibiotics to treat infection combined with a mild steroid for inflammation.  This drug is available as an eye drop or an ointment. While most tolerate this medicine, some people have a sensitivity to the neomycin component. For these people, Tobradex or Zylet may be a better option. The trade name for this medicine is Maxitrol, which is still used to describe this medicine as it is easier to pronounce. This drug is on the $4 generic list at Walmart.

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Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:

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