What is Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution?
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
How does Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying Dexamethasone ophthalmic solution.
Shake the solution well before using. Place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so the pet's eyes are looking towards the ceiling. Rest your other hand, holding the bottle, on top of the pet's head. Be sure the tip of the bottle is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tip will not injure the eye. Hold the bottle about one inch from the eye. Squeeze the drops into the corner of the eye, taking care not to touch the dropper to the eye surface. Continue to hold the head back for a moment while the drops disperse over the whole eye surface.
Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication. If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow 5 minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
What form(s) does it come in?
Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.