Dexycu

Dexycu treats cataract surgery inflammation. It is injected into the eye by a healthcare provider at the end of surgery.

Dexycu Overview

Reviewed: February 21, 2018
Updated: 

Dexycu is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation (irritation) of the eyes that may occur after some eye surgeries. 

Dexycu belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids These are similar to hormones our body makes to help decrease inflammation and irritation that may result from injuries or illnesses.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into the eye by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Dexycu include increased pressure in the eye, swelling of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye) and inflammation around the colored ring in your eye (iritis). 

Dexycu can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Dexycu affects you.

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Uses of Dexycu

Dexycu is a prescription medication used to used to treat inflammation (irritation) of the eyes that may occur after some eye surgeries. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dexycu Drug Class

Dexycu is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Dexycu

Serious side effects have been reported with Dexycu. See the “Dexycu Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Dexycu include the following:

  • increased pressure in the eye
  • swelling of the clear layer at the front of the eye (the cornea)
  • inflammation around the colored ring in your eye (iritis)

This is not a complete list of Dexycu side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or that do not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Dexycu Interactions

No drug interactions have been studied by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

Dexycu Precautions

Serious side effects have been reported with Dexycu including the following:

  • increases in intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye)
  • delayed healing
  • worsening of infection
  • worsening of cataracts (a medical condition that results in blurred vision)

Do not take Dexycu if you are allergic to Dexycu or to any of its ingredients.

Dexycu Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Dexycu, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking Dexycu, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Dexycu or to any of its ingredients
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Dexycu and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dexycu falls into category C. In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

Dexycu and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if Dexycu crosses into human milk. Because many medications can cross into human milk and because of the possibility for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants with use of this medication, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or stop the use of this medication. Your doctor and you will decide if the benefits outweigh the risk of using Dexycu.

Dexycu Usage

Take Dexycu exactly as prescribed.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into the eye by a healthcare professional at the end of certain eye surgeries. 

Dexycu Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended dose of Dexycu for the treatment of inflammation (irritation) after some types of eye surgery is 0.005 mililiters (mL) administered into the eye at the end of surgery by a healthcare professional. 

Dexycu Overdose

If Dexycu is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.

Other Requirements

Store Dexycu at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Each kit of Dexycu contains one dose for one patient.

Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children.