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Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment

Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment is prescribed by veterinarians to help resolve bacterial infections and inflammation of the eyes and eyelids.

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Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment is prescribed by veterinarians to help resolve bacterial infections and inflammation of the eyes and eyelids.

Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment is: a topical medication that is applied directed to the eyes in order to treat eye and eyelid infections and local inflammation.

What are the benefits?

    1.Used topically and tolerated well by most pets;2.Contains two antibiotics to help treat bacterial infections of the eye;3.Contains dexamethasone which is a steroid that helps relieve inflammation associated with infection.

    What outcomes can be expected?

    Neo-Poly-Dex Ophthalmic will kill susceptible bacteria that are causing the infection and will decrease the inflammation associated with eye and eyelid infections. Improvement should be observed within 48-72 hours after starting treatment and all symptoms should be resolved by the end of treatment. Finish all medication or infection can recur or worsen.

    Who is it for: This medication can be used in multiple species including dogs and cats.

    How is it given?

    1.Always follow your veterinarian’s prescribed instructions.

    2.In order to apply ointment, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward so your pet's eyes are looking towards the ceiling.

    3.Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb with the tip of the tube pointed away from your pet's eye.

    4.Apply about a 1/4 inch strip of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid and gently massage the eyelid to distribute the ointment. Take care not to touch the tip of the tube directly to your pet’s eye(s).

    How does it work? Neomycin and polymixin B are antibiotics that kill or stop the growth of bacteria in the eye. Dexamethasone is a steroid that works by blocking the production of substances that trigger inflammation.

    Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic is available as: an ointment (eye drops are also available).

    Generic Name:Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic(Common Drug Name)

    Common Brand Name:Maxitrol

    Dose and Administration:This medication is applied directly to the eye(s) according to your veterinarian’s specific instructions. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never double dose. This medication should only be given to the pet it has been prescribed for. Contact your veterinarian if you do not understand how to use this medication.

    Uses:This is a topical ointment that is placed in the eye(s) in order to treat bacterial infection and related inflammation of the eye and eyelids.

    Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.

    Possible Side Effects: This medication is tolerated well in most animals. Sometimes, your pet’s eye(s) may sting when ointment is applied. If your pet ingests this medication, side effects related to the corticosteroid including increased drinking/urination may occur. Infection can worsen if this medication is used for long periods. Other side effects are possible.

    Some pets may experience a serious allergic reaction. This is more common in cats.

    Call your veterinarian right away if your pet appears ill while receiving this medication.

    Precautions:Do not use in pets who are allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use in fungal or viral infections of the eye before healing has started. If an ulcer is present in the eye, do not use this medication. Some cats may have a fatal allergic (anaphylactic) reaction to the antibiotic combination of these drugs.

    Drug and Food Interactions: Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian since interactions are possible.

    A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment.

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Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily care (3)
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    5.0

    I would buy the product again

    By Dianna

    from Michigan

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy to order
    • Fast service
    • Good price
    • Good Value
    • Great customer service

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dog

      Comments about Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment:

      Dry has severe dry eyes. helps keep his eyes healthy.

      Service and delivery comments:

      fast delivery
      great customer service

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product

      By Sluggo

      from Vegas

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Difficult To Administer

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care

      Comments about Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment:

      It was quick and easy to order it. The neo-poly dex medicine is for my pug's entropia. It is applied daily. It isn't always easy to apply, but that's more my problem of keeping the dog still long enough to administer it.

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      4.0

      great product

      By Leighana

      from Pottsville, PA

      About Me New Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care

      Comments about Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment:

      Really helps the discharge associated with my bulldog's cherry eyes. Wish it was a little less expensive and came in a larger tube.

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      4.0

      Same product, cheaper than my vet's offi

      By Sluggo

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Long-Lasting
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

      • Difficult To Administer

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care

      Comments about Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic Ointment:

      It's the same product, just a different brand that I get from my vet. Best part, it's $10 cheaper at PetFoodDirect.

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