Dexamethasone Disodium Phosphate Drops 1.25mg/5ml
Each 5ml contains:Dexamethasone disodium phosphate 1.25mg
Dexamethasone is one of the most potent corticosteroids; it is 5 -
14 times more potent than prednisolone and 25 - 75 times more
potent than cortisone and hydrocortisone. Of paramount importance
with regard to local therapy is the fact that dexamethasone is over
2 000 times more soluble than hydrocortisone or prednisolone.
Vernal conjunctivitis, allergic blepharitis and conjunctivitis,
non-specific keratitis, superficial punctate keratitis, disciform
keratitis (provided the corneal surface is intact). Affection of
the anterior uvea, such as acute or chronic iritis and
iridocyclitis (with exception of tuberculous forms), scleritis and
episcleritis, sympathetic ophthalmia.
Injuries and ulcerations of the cornea, in particular those of
bacterial or viral origin (herpes simplex and herpes zoster),
purulent infections of the conjunctiva and eyelids, tuberculosis,
mycoses and glaucoma.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
One drop, 4 times daily, into the lower eyelid.
SIDE EFFECTS :
The local use of dexamethasone over a prolonged period may lead in
some cases to secondary glaucoma and the development of complicated
cataract. To be used, therefore, under strict medical supervision.
Because of the possibility of inducing corneal abscess, fungal
keratopathy or glaucoma, the patient should be referred to an
ophthalmologist if the eye has not responded within 48 hours.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
If a rise of intraocular pressure occurs, the treatment has to be
Store in a cool place below 25°C. Discard 30 days after opening.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.