What is Dexamethasone ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Maxidex Dexafree


Dexamethasone ophthalmic is a corticosteroid used for steroid responsive inflammatory conditions such as allergic conjunctivitis, iritis, or cyclitis; symptomatic treatment of corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Uveitis 2 1
Cataracts 1 0
Epilepsy 1 2
Episcleritis 1 0
Increased appetite 1 3

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dexamethasone ophthalmic

Side effect Patients Percentage
Ocular hypertension 1
Paralysis of body (left side) 1
Tiredness 1

Why patients stopped taking Dexamethasone ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Dexamethasone ophthalmic


Stopped taking Dexamethasone ophthalmic

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Dexamethasone ophthalmic.