Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Suspension

Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Suspension

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Product Description

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalimic Suspension is a highly effective and fast acting prescription medication for cats or dogs, used to treat eye problems. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalimic Suspension may be used to treat a variety of eye conditions including but not limited allergies, ulcers, scratches, corneal conditions, non-ulcerative keratitis and palpebral and bulbar conjunctivitis. The medicine may come in drops or as a more viscous ointment, depending on your preference and your doctor's recommendation. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalimic Suspension treats eye infections and injuries with a combination of antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory steroids. (Steroids are commonly used to help eyes heal.) Results are typically seen within 48 hours of administering the first dose.

This medicine should not be given to cats that have the herpes virus.

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalimic Suspension is the generic form of Maxitrol.

Side Effects & Warnings

Side effects are uncommon with this drug. Some cats may experience an anaphylactic reaction. If your cat appears to be wheezing or choking, call the vet immediately. Prolonged use may cause another bacterial infection, so follow the instructions and do not administer the drug past the prescribed date. Results should be evident within the first 48 hours.

Certain precautions must be taken while or prior to administering the medicine to the pet. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Suspension must not be given to animals that are allergic to its ingredients. The medication should not be prescribed for cats possibly suffering from herpes virus infection. If there is no improvement in the condition of the pet within 48 hours or if the condition deteriorates further, do consult a veterinarian. While applying the medicine, do not touch the applicator tip of the bottle or tube to the eye or skin to prevent the medicine from getting contaminated. 

If combining this drug with other topical eye treatments, wait at least five minutes before adding any other drops to your pet’s eye.

Ingredients

Neobacimyx-H, Gentocin Durafilm

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Suspension is generally used in the treatment of severe conjunctivitis, nonulcerative keratitis and different kinds of harmful corneal conditions in dogs and cats. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a potent combination of the antibiotics; neomycin and polymyxin B, and the anti-inflammatory steroid, Dexamethasone in a methylcellulose base. The drug is mainly used by veterinarians to treat susceptible eye infections including inflammatory conditions of palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe; chronic anterior uveitis, corneal injury from chemical radiation, ulcers, scratches, and allergies. 

Directions

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a prescription medication, which is generally available as suspension drops and ointment. The drops are often applied to the eye of the pet every two to four hours. Shake well before administering the drops. Though unlikely, in case of an overdose of the medicine, immediately contact a veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. 

When applying ointments, place one hand under and around your pet’s chin and lift upward, so the pet’s eyes are looking towards the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating. Rest your other hand on top of the pet’s head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet’s eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye. Hold the tube of ointment about one inch from the eye and apply a short ribbon of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid, starting at the inside corner of the eye. Rotate the tube when you reach the outer portion of the eye to help detach the ointment from the tube. Have your pet blink, and gently hold the eyelid shut. Gently massage the closed eyelid to disperse the ointment. Ointments will blur your animal’s vision for a few minutes after administration. Prevent your pet from bumping into things and becoming injured.

If using eye drops, shake the suspension well before using. Follow the directions above, but squeeze the drops into the corner of the eye, taking care not to touch the sterile dropper to the eye surface. Continue to hold the head back for a moment while the drops disperse over the whole eye surface. Never touch the tip of the tube or dropper to the pet’s eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap or the dropper or tube tip with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication.

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