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Drug Interactions With the Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

With the dexamethasone intravitreal implant, interactions are unlikely with most other drugs. However, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye medications could react with Ozurdex, slowing down healing of the eye. To reduce your risk, talk to your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking before starting treatment with Ozurdex.

An Overview of Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant Interactions

The dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®) is a prescription eye implant that contains the medication dexamethasone, a corticosteroid (or just "steroid" for short). It is injected directly into the eye to treat certain conditions that cause swelling of the eye. The dexamethasone intravitreal implant may interact with a few other eye medications.
 
Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with the dexamethasone intravitreal implant include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye medicines, such as:
 

More Detail on Drug Interactions With the Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant

Using steroid eye medicines such as the dexamethasone intravitreal implant with NSAID eye medicines might slow down healing. Steroid eye medicines are generally not used in combination with NSAID eye medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction if you use an NSAID eye drop.
 

Final Thoughts

At this time, it seems unlikely that the dexamethasone intravitreal implant would interact with most other drugs. However, it is possible that there are currently unknown drug interactions that may be discovered at a later date. Therefore, make sure to check with your healthcare provider about any interactions that may apply to you.
 

Dexamethasone Intravitreal Implant Information

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