Maxitrol Eye Drops contain a steroid, dexamethasone, which is an anti-infection agent and is present in Maxitrol to reduce ocular inflammation. But in some circumstances this medicine may not be suitable for you, fungal and viral infection for instance, which means Maxitrol can be used only when you are bacterial infected. Pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding their children are not suitable either. And you must be certain Maxitrol eye drops and other drugs cannot be used simultaneously without your oculist’s permission.

Just like other eye drops, the way of putting Maxitrol to your eyes is very easy. By following the steps you will use Maxitrol correctly. First make sure the eye drops are mixed, then get your head tilted back, place your finger below your lower eyelid and pull your lower eyelid gently away from the surface of your eye, and finally apply 1 drop into the space between your eyelid and eye. If you forget to drop the medicine, just apply a drop when you remember it. If you use too much of this medicine, it can be washed out of your eye with water. If this medicine is accidentally swallowed, it is not likely to cause any serious problems.

Maxitrol is not known to have severe minus effects and is very safe to use. But you may experience some sensations like burning, stinging and inflammation. And increased pressure in your eye may result in blurring of vision, which is not good for you when you are driving or working on a machine.

Maxitrol eye drops are not only safe and easy to use, but effective and affordable. Go to your oculist before you use this medicine, and don’t hesitate to ask for advice from your ophthalmologist or pharmacist when encountering problems.

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8 thoughts on “Lupus Discoid In Dogs

  1. band

    How do I know if my dog has DLE or SLE?
    Hi, my dog’s nose is crusty and recently turning pink.
    How would I know if my dog has Discoid Lupus or Systemic Lupus?
    I have a vet appointment in 2 days time but I’m anxious to find out more so I can ask the vet questions.
    Please help.

    Thank you.
    I brought her to the vet once, it was suspected discoid lupus. However, she just gave me something to apply on her nose. No further test or whatsoever. So I’m going to another vet. I’m afraid it might affect her kidneys, because recently she’s been pee-ing very frequently however water intake is still normal.

    1. Julie D.

      Well, first of all, DLE affects mostly the facial area, including the nose. SLE usually affects the whole body. The Vet is the one who is suppose to teach about this to begin with. Since you haven’t had your dog to the Vet yet, how do you even know that it’s Lupus at all? It might be something totally different, and many times Autoimmune Disorders are not easy to diagnos at the begining.

  2. radio_flyer_04

    our family has always dreaded this sort of situation. But what we look at is quality of life. Is the dog happy? are they going to stay happy? are they in constant pain? is it going to get worse? these are all questions that you have to ask yourself. you also have to think of your baby. as they get older they are going to want to touch and play with the dog. will it hurt her to have a baby pull on her fur, or grab for her ears?
    I would talk to your vet, and see what they recommend. You don’t have to do what they say, but that can give you an informed opinion.

  3. JAnabellE

    Dog’s Systemic and Discoid Lupus?
    I just got this 2 years old American Pitbull. He first diagnosed with food allergy. But didn’t cured for a very long time. Lately, he been diagnosed with Lupus, his SLE test which taken from blood test is positive. But since vet in my country is still didn’t know what to do, so i search in internet. And found that my dog doesn’t have any symtomps similar with SLE, but mostly DLE. Because it only affect his skin. And he still like to run and nothing wrong with his joint. Is it possible that the blood test is wrong? Any conclusion? and what i have to do? MR Vet gave him 7,5 mg of Prednison everyday. And it reduced the red rash.

  4. Jessica A

    My dog has COLLIE NOSE and her hair won’t Grow Back How Can I Get It to Grow?
    My dog has collie nose (she is a border collie) she was put on predinisone for a few months as it is a discoid lupus situation or as I am told it is auto-immune. I pulled her off the prednisone and have been treating it homeopathically or naturally with immune system builders. She is doing well physically but the hair on her nose will not grow back…I can’t let her out in the sun until it grows back and it has been months…anyone get their dogs collie nose to grow the hair back?

    1. Jennifer M~ Got the Giggles

      My german shorthair has lupus which has made her nose dry and crusty and she does have some hair loss. The only thing you can do until the hair grows back…if it ever does…is put sunscreen on it. Unfortunately, the DO try and lick it off. If it is rubbed in well, it helps. You can find a few brands that are considered non toxic.

  5. mama woof

    Steroids would be the best treatment. Eventually he will have to be euthanized simply out of mercy because longterm steroid use has issues too. Some things you just can’t fix.

    One good idea would be to use a lot of homecooked meals with rice as the only grain.
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    edit–
    One thing I want to suggest is to avoid grains, (cow) dairy products, eggs, and anything that could tax his immune system that is so much already out of wack. Rice and lamb are the safest foods when it comes to allergies along with goat’s milk. Think of other hypoallergenic foods like goat’s milk, some veggies, few fruits (not many) etc. I would also avoid anything that could enhance an immune response like antibiotics (if possible), molds, some plants, bees…… You just want to try to protect the immune system from being so active, so keep him away from anything that will cause it to react. You already know sunlight can cause a problem.

    When all is said and done, some things cannot be fixed. Steroids are the only reliable way to suppress the immune system even though they come with their own set of problems. This dog probably doesn’t have a good life ahead of him no matter what they do for him. Sorry.

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