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What should I know about Neo-Decadron before using it?

Before using Neo-Decadron, know that:
  • You should not use this drug you have a viral or fungal infection, as it only treats bacterial infections.
  • Do not use if you have a known allergy to any of its ingredients.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding while using this medication.       
  • This medication can increase pressure in your eye, leading to glaucoma and increasing your risk for cataracts. Your eye pressure may need to be monitored if you use Neo-Decadron for more than 10 days.
  • If used for long periods of time, this medication can make you more susceptible to other eye infections.        
  • Tell your doctor if you injure your eye or need eye surgery while using this medication.      
  • To prevent infection, be careful not to allow the applicator tip to touch any surfaces, including your eye.
  • If you wear contact lenses, wait 15 minutes before putting them in after using applying Neo-Decadron.     
  • You should contact your doctor if your symptoms don't improve after two days.

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