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What should I know about Maxitrol before using it?

Maxitrol (neomycin-polymyxin B-dexamethasone) is used only to treat bacterial infections of the eye, not viral or fungal infections. When using Maxitrol, it is important not to let the tip of the dropper or the tube with the medication touch your eye or any other surface. That may cause further infection. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should discuss the use of Maxitrol with their doctors, as it is not clear what harm might be caused by Maxitrol.

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