Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint used for?
Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is a combination of the antibiotics neomycin and polymyxin B and the anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone. It is most often used to treat severe conjunctivitis, nonulcerative keratitis and various corneal conditions.
- How Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint should be used?
Neo Poly Dex Ophthalmic is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs, cats and horses. The drops are usually applied to the eye every 2 to 4 hours. Shake well before using the drops. The ointment is usually applied to the eye every 8 to 12 hours.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects when using Neo Poly Dex are not common; however, when the drops are applied there may be some transient stinging. When the ointment is used, there may be some transient blurring of vision.
- What special precautions are there?
Neo Poly Dex should not be used in animals allergic to any of its individual ingredients. The medication should not be used in cats with possible herpes virus infection. Contact the veterinarian if the condition does not show signs of improving within 48 hours, or, if the condition worsens. Do not touch the applicator tip of the bottle or tube to the eye or skin to prevent contamination of the medication.
- In the event of overdose?
While overdose is unlikely, contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Neo Poly Dex Ophth Oint?
Keep this medication in the container it came in. Store at room temperature away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.