dexamethasone

Adult
Uses
  • acute otitis media
  • otitis externa
  • corneal injury from chemical; radiation; or thermal burns
  • steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva; cornea; or anterior segment of the globe (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • viral infections of external canal including herpes simplex infections, dendritic keratitis
Cautions
  • prolonged use may result in ocular hypertension and/or glaucoma
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • ear discomfort/pain/pruritus/debris/congestion
  • taste perversion
  • superimposed ear infection
  • glaucoma with optic nerve damage
  • visual acuity and field defects
  • cataract formation
  • secondary ocular infection
  • globe perforation
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
ear - 0.1% 4 drops twice a day, eye -0.1% 1 or 2 drops 4-6 times daily
Source of Suggestion