Neomycin and polymyxin B are antibiotics. They are used to treat bacterial infections. Dexamethasone is a steroid. It is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye. Neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Neomycin, polymyxin B and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Maxitrol is made up of two antibiotics and a corticosteroid. Maxitrol drug may be used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial eye infections. It may also treat conditions that may involve inflammation of the eyes. Maxitrol specifically works for bacterial eye infections. It may increase or worsen other eye infections.