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Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension Side Effects

While most people do not experience side effects while using dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension, problems can still occur. Some of these possible reactions include temporary eye problems, such as burning, redness, or stinging. In most cases, side effects are minor; however, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as severe eye pain, double vision, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension Side Effects

Just like any medicine, dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension (Maxidex®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Problems with vision, including loss of peripheral vision, which may be signs of glaucoma
  • Blurred or clouded vision, double vision, or problems with glare, which may be signs of cataracts
  • Sensitivity to the light
  • Severe or persistent eye pain or redness
  • Slow healing of an eye wound
  • Symptoms of a new infection, not related to the eye problem being treated, such as:
    • Itching
    • Discharge
    • Pain
    • Swelling
  • Bright red or dark red patches on the whites of the eyes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

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