Neo Poly Dex - Good For You And Your Pet

Neo Poly Dex – Good For You And Your Pet

By: - Pets - October 4, 2011
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One of the most common medications prescribed for eye infections in humans is called Neo Poly Dex. Also known as Tobrex eye drops, it can also be successfully used to treat eye infections in cats, dogs and horses. Neo Poly Dex contains the antibiotic called Neomycin, the antibiotic called Polymyxin B and the anti-inflammatory called Dexamethasone. It is commonly prescribed to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye), corneal abrasions and nonulcerative keratitis. This medication is available in both ointment and drops.

If you are giving this medication to yourself, it is important to always wash your hands before touching the medication or your eyes. If you are using the Tobrex eye drops, once your hands are clean and ready to go, tilt your head back and gently pull your lower eyelid away from the eyeball. Put one drop into the eye and close it. You need to leave your eye closed for 1 to 2 minutes and move your eye underneath the eyelid. Try not to touch the tip of the applicator to anything at all. You can contaminate it and keep recycling your bacteria.

If you are using the ointment form of Neo Poly Dex, again, always make sure your hands are washed in an antibacterial soap. Gently pull the lower eyelid away from the eyeball. Instead of putting a drop in the space, you will be gently squeezing the medication into that area. A very small strip is usually plenty to get the job done, unless your doctor tells you differently. Again, close your eyes and wait for 1-2 minutes before opening the particular infected eye.

With your pets, you will ideally administer Toprex eye drops the same as you would give them to yourself. You may, of course, need help getting the drops or ointment into your pet’s eye, but it is important for you to make every effort. If you have a cat or small dog, wrapping them in a towel or blanket and holding them is usually pretty successful. It is also recommended to come at them from behind so they cannot see you approaching them with scary medication.

With pets, if you need assistance, speak to a vet for other ways to administer this if you can’t use the method above. If your pet is wiping the ointment or drops out of their eyes, you can get an Elizabethan collar to help keep their paws away from the eyes until they heal.

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