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Drug Interactions With Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension

Currently, it is not thought that dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension would cause significant drug interactions. However, you may not be able to use this eye drop with certain other eye medicines, such as bromfenac eye drops, diclofenac eye drops, or ketorolac eye drops. It is not usually recommended to take these eye medications together, as it may interfere with the healing process.

An Overview of Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension Interactions

Dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension (Maxidex®) is a prescription eye medication approved to reduce inflammation and swelling from certain eye conditions. It is generally thought that too little of the medicine is absorbed from the eye into the bloodstream to cause significant drug interactions in most situations. However, this eye drop may interact with a few other eye medications.
 
Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye medicines, including:
 
 
Using steroid eye medicines, including dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension, with NSAID eye medicines might slow down the healing of eye problems. These medications are generally not used together. Before using dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension with an NSAID eye medicine, talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction.
 

Final Thoughts

At this time, it seems unlikely that this eye drop would react with other medications, as very little of it is expected to be absorbed into the bloodstream. However, this does not necessarily mean that there really are no drug interactions with dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension. This medication has not been studied with every possible drug, and there may be negative interactions that are yet to be discovered.

Dexamethasone Eye Drop Information

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