Indications for Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution:
Steroid responsive inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Initial therapy: 1 or 2 drops in conjunctival sac every hour during the day and every two hours during the night. When favorable response observed, reduce dose to 1 drop every 4 hours; may reduce later to 1 drop 3 or 4 times daily.
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution Contraindications:
Epithelial herpes simplex keratitis. Acute infectious stages of vaccinia, varicella, and many other diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva. Mycobacterial infection of the eye. Fungal diseases of ocular or auricular structures. Perforation of a drum membrane.
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution Warnings/Precautions:
Monitor intraocular pressure if used for >10 days. Wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Dexamethasone sodium phosphate Ophthalmic Solution Classification:
Glaucoma with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, perforation of the globe; rare: stinging, burning, filtering blebs following cataract surgery.