Maxidex Drug Interactions
Although it is unlikely that Maxidex would cause significant interactions with most drugs, this eye drop may negatively react with a few other eye medications. Some of these other eye medications may include Xibrom, Ocufen, and Nevanac. Using Maxidex with these types of eye medicines may slow down the healing process for your eye problem.
An Overview of Interactions With MaxidexMaxidex® (dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) 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, Maxidex may interact with a few other eye medications.
Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Maxidex include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye medicines, including:
- Bromfenac eye drops (Bromday™, Xibrom™)
- Diclofenac eye drops (Voltaren Ophthalmic®)
- Flurbiprofen eye drops (Ocufen®)
- Ketorolac eye drops (Acular®, Acular LS®, Acuvail®)
- Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension (Nevanac®).
Using steroid eye medicines, including Maxidex, with NSAID eye medicines might slow down the healing of eye problems. These medications are generally not used together. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before using Maxidex with an NSAID eye medicine.