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Dexamethasone intraocular injection suspension

What is this medicine?

DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used during eye surgery to treat swelling, redness, and itching in the eye.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is used during eye surgery. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • eye pain

  • prolonged changes in vision

  • redness of the eye

  • sensitivity to light

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dry eye

  • swelling or discomfort of the eye

  • temporary changes in vision

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an active eye infection

  • cataracts

  • glaucoma

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dexamethasone, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have regular eye exams after your procedure.

Make sure to follow all of the instructions given to you by your health care provider after your procedure. Because you may have blurred vision or a temporary change in vision after the procedure, follow all directions regarding driving or operating machinery.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
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