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Minidex 0.01% Eye Drops

Manufactured byOptho Remedies Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Minidex 0.01% Eye Drops is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve inflammation of eyes in various conditions like allergic conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis, cyclitis, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Minidex 0.01% Eye Drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Change in vision
  • Eye swelling
  • Blindness
  • Headache

Uses of Minidex 0.01% Eye Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Cyclitis
  • Eye inflammation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to dexamethasone or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Fungal infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from fungal infections due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Contact lenses

Usage of the contact lens is not recommended if any signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis such as eye redness, irritation, drainage, etc. are present.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause blurred vision or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Ocular infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in viral diseases including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis, and other diseases of cornea and conjunctiva.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Atazanavir

Amprenavir

Indinavir

Erythromycin

Disease interactions

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of ocular toxicities such as glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, etc. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of ocular disease. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors and inhibits the release of chemical substances that cause inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

Dexamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01234

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 13 February 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682869.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 20 Feb 2020

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