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About Neo/poly/dex Ointment - For Eye Infections

Neo/poly/dex is a Dog and Cat Eye Ointment and is Used to Treat Severe Conjunctivitis

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

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indications for Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Ointment is generally used in the treatment of severe conjunctivitis, nonulcerative keratitis and various kinds of dangerous corneal conditions in dogs and cats. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a potent mixture of the antibiotics; neomycin and polymyxin B, and the anti-inflammatory steroid, Dexamethasone in a methylcellulose base. The drug is primarily used by veterinarians to treat susceptible eye infections including inflammatory conditions of palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe; chronic anterior uveitis, corneal injury from chemical radiation, ulcers, scratches and allergies.

Precautions

Certain precautions should be taken while or prior to administering the medicine to the pet. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Ointment must not be given to animals that are allergic to its contents. The medication should not be prescribed for cats with possible chances of herpes virus infection. If the condition of the pet shows no improvement within 48 hours or if the condition deteriorates further, do consult a veterinarian. While applying the medicine, never touch the applicator tip of the bottle or tube to the eye or skin to prevent the medicine from getting contaminated.

Dosage

Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a prescription medication, which is usually available as suspension drops and ointment. The ointment is usually applied every 8 to 12 hours. In case of an overdose of the medicine, urgently contact a veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

Side Effects

Certain precautions should be taken while or prior to administering the medicine to the pet. Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic Ointment must not be given to animals that are allergic to its contents. The medication should not be prescribed for cats with possible chances of herpes virus infection. If the condition of the pet shows no improvement within 48 hours or if the condition deteriorates further, do consult a veterinarian. While applying the medicine, never touch the applicator tip of the bottle or tube to the eye or skin to prevent the medicine from getting contaminated.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Maxitrol (Alcon)

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Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment at a glance

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  • 1For dogs
  • 2An antibiotic medication
  • 3An eye (opthalmic) medication
  • 4Treats bacterial infections of the eye and eyelids such as severe conjunctivitis and nonulcerative keratitis