NeoDecadron Ophthalmic Ointment and Solution

Generic ingredients: Dexamethasone sodium phosphate with neomycin sulfate.

NeoDecadron is a steroid and antibiotic combination, it works by stimulating the synthesis of enzymes needed to decrease the inflammatory response, and it kills bacteria. 

Quick Facts About NeoDecadrono01106a3


Used to treat inflammatory eye conditions with a bacterial infection or the possibility of bacterial infection.

NeoDecadron Dosage

Wash hands thoroughly before and after application of medication.

  • Usual adult dose: ophthalmic ointment — apply thin coating 3 or 4 times per day. As condition clears, doctor will reduce to 2, and later to 1, application per day. Ophthalmic solution — 1 or 2 drops in conjunctival sac every hour during the day and every 2 hours at night.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. If so, skip missed dose, go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

NeoDecadron Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no specific information available. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

Side effects: allergic skin reactions; cataracts; delay in healing of wounds; development of additional eye infections; increased eye pressure with possible glaucoma and optic nerve damage.

No known less common or rare NeoDecadron side effects.


No NeoDecadron drug interactions reported.

No known food/other substance interactions.

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. No information known about safety of this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • Do not use if sensitive to or allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication. May cause allergic reaction in people susceptible to sulfites.
  • Immediately contact your doctor if exposed to measles or chicken pox while taking NeoDecadron; may be fatal in adults.
  • If you develop a skin rash or allergic reaction, stop using medication and immediately contact your doctor.
  • May experience temporary blurring of vision or stinging.
  • Doctor will reexamine your eyes before renewing prescription.
  • Doctor should monitor eye pressure if using this medication for more than 10 days.
  • Avoid if you have: inflammation of the cornea (lens); other bacterial, fungal, or viral eye infections; or if you have recently had a foreign object removed from your cornea.

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