What is Neo-Poly-Dex Ophthalmic?
Who is it for?
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How does Neo-Poly-Dex Ophthalmic work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Ointment: When applying ointment, place one hand under and around your pet's chin and lift upward, so the pet's eyes are looking towards the ceiling. Pull down gently on the lower lid with a finger or thumb, depending upon which eye you are treating. Rest your other hand on top of the pet's head. Be sure the tip of the tube is pointed away from your pet's eye so if your pet jerks, the tube tip will not injure the eye.
Hold the tube of ointment about one inch from the eye and apply a short ribbon (1/4 inch) of ointment along the inner edge of the lower lid, starting at the inside corner of the eye. Rotate the tube when you reach the outer portion of the eye to help detach the ointment from the tube. Have your pet blink, and gently hold the eyelid shut. Gently massage the closed eyelid to disperse the ointment.
Suspension (drops): 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 dropper bottle, on top of the pet's head. 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.
For both forms: Take care not to touch the tip of the tube/bottle to the pet's eye, lids, or eyelashes. Do not touch the inside of the cap or tube/bottle tip with your fingers, as this will also contaminate the medication. Always wash your hands before and after applying this medication.
If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow five minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
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What form(s) does it come in?
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