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Maxidex Eye drops, suspension (2010)

Active ingredients: Dexamethasone

Product Name and Form

MAXIDEX 0.1% w/v, eye drops, suspension.

Pharmaceutical form

Eye drops, suspension.

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Dexamethasone 0.1% w/v

For excipients, see 6.1.

Chemical substance

Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid; it combines high anti-inflammatory effects with low mineralocorticoid activity. It has an approximately 7 times greater anti-inflammatory potency than prednisolone, another commonly prescribed corticosteroid. At high doses it reduces the immune response.

List of excipients

Sodium phosphate
Polysorbate 80
Disodium edetate
Sodium chloride
Benzalkonium chloride
Citric acid
Purified water

Pack sizes and Marketing

Drop-Tainer – 5ml and 10ml Natural Low Density Polyethylene Bottles and Plugs.

Polystyrene or Polypropylene cap.

Marketing authorization holder
Authorization dates

Alcon Laboratories (UK) Ltd.
Pentagon Park
Boundary Way
Hemel Hempstead

28/09/1990 / 17/09/2003

Marketing authorization number:

PL 0649/5914R