Maxitrol is a combination of two antibiotics and one corticosteroid, therefore it can inhibit the growth of bacteria and at the same time reduce inflammation. This medication is used to manage eye inflammation associated with bacterial infections.
Maxitrol can be applied to the eyes as ointment or suspension.
Apply ~1.5 cm strip of ointment into the affected eyes 3-4 times daily.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye. Hold the medication close to your eye with the other hand, and apply into your eye between your lower lid and eyeball. Close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication.
Apply 1-2 drops into the affected eyes 4-6 times daily
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye. Hold the medication close to your eye with the other hand, and apply into your eye between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute.
Common dosing schedule:
Maxitrol should be used at the same time every day.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Maxitrol may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Maxitrol is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Maxitrol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.