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Ak-Dex
Dexamethasone-Ophth Drops


Ak-Dex is used to treat swelling and itching of the eye (ophthalmic).

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Decadron, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate, Dexasol
 
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ak-Dex
Decadron, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate, Dexasol

Uses
Ak-Dex is used to treat swelling and itching of the eye (ophthalmic).


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight.
  • Avoid freezing.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Ak-Dex may be harmful if swallowed.

How To Use
  • Use this as prescribed.
  • To apply eye medication, wash hands first.
  • Be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch the affected area to avoid contamination.
  • Shake suspension form well before using.
  • Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch.
  • Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops.
  • Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait five to ten minutes before applying.

Side Effects
  • The side effects listed assume short-term use of Ak-Dex.
  • Ak-Dex may temporarily sting when first applied.
  • If it persists or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Vision may be temporarily blurred after applying eye medication.
  • Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, itching, redness or swelling in or around the eyes.
  • Very unlikely effects: persistent vision problems, watering eye(s), eye pain.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using Ak-Dex, tell your doctor: any allergies, infections, eye problems.
  • Using contact lenses during treatment with Ak-Dex may increase the chance of developing an eye infection.
  • Prolonged use may result in glaucoma, cataracts, and other eye problems.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Ak-Dex should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you use.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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