Maxitrol (Neomycin/Polymyxin/Dexameth)

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0.1%/3500 IU/g/6000 IU/g 3.5 Ointment
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0.1%/3500 IU/ml/6000 IU/ml 5ml Drop
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MAXITROL (neomycin/polymyxin/dexamethasone) is a prescription eye drop that contains a combination of three different medications.

MAXITROL is prescribed to treat inflammatory conditions of the eye. It is usually available as a liquid suspension but can be given as an ointment as well.


Use the MAXITROL dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Place 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye(s) four to six times daily as directed by the doctor. MAXITROL may be used more often as directed by the doctor.


The active ingredients in MAXITROL are neomycin, polymyxin, and dexamethasone.

Neomycin is an antibacterial agent that binds to 30S ribosomal subunits and prevents protein synthesis.

Polymyxin is also an antibacterial agent but works through a different mechanism than neomycin. It binds to the membrane of bacteria, causing them to leak their contents and cause cell death.

Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces redness, swelling, and inflammation.


There are no known drug-drug interactions between MAXITROL and other medications. One of the components of MAXITROL, dexamethasone, has been known to cause drug interactions when taken orally. However, when using MAXITROL, not enough dexamethasone is absorbed into the bloodstream through the eye to cause interactions.


Do not touch the tip of the dropper to the eye. Doing so may cause bacteria to grow in the bottle, which can lead to infection.

MAXITROL contains benzalkonium chloride and should not be used with contact lenses.

Do not use MAXITROL longer than directed. Prolonged usage can increase the pressure inside the eye and cause glaucoma.

Side Effects

Common MAXITROL side effects include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Impairment of wound healing
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Secondary infection
  • Subcapsular posterior cataract
  • Ulcerative keratitis


Maxitril [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Novartis; 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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