Tobradex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone)

Tobradex Eye Ointment

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Tobradex Eye Ointment is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bacterial eye infections. It contains two active ingredients: tobramycin, an antibiotic, and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid. Tobramycin works by stopping the growth of bacteria, while dexamethasone reduces swelling. 

Tobradex Eye Ointment treats and prevents only bacterial eye infections and will not work for other types of eye infections.


  • Tobradex Eye Ointment is applied as often as directed by your healthcare provider. The typical dose is to put one-half of an inch of ointment in the affected eye(s) up to 3 or 4 times a day.
  • Wash your hands before application. 
  • Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to create a pouch. Place a 1/2 inch (1.3 centimeters) strip of ointment into the pouch by squeezing the tube gently. Close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed.
  • If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.
  • Wait several minutes for your vision to clear before driving or operating machinery. Use this medication regularly at the same times each day to get the most benefit from it. 
  • Continue to use this medication for the full time prescribed, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.
  • Store Tobradex Eye Ointment at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube properly capped.


  • To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the tube tip or let it touch your eye.
  • Try not to blink and do not rub the eye after applying the ointment.

Common Side Effects: 

  • Eye irritation
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Erythema of eyelid
  • Abnormal sensation in the eye
  • Eye pain 

Uncommon Side Effects: 

  • Eye pruritus
  • Ocular discomfort
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Conjunctival edema
  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Eye allergy
  • Eyelid edema
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Glare
  • Increased lacrimation
  • Keratitis 

If you experience any unusual or concerning side effects while using Tobradex Eye Ointment, consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance and evaluation.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobradex Eye Ointment unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

Before using Tobradex Eye Ointment, inform your healthcare provider if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone, others). Additionally, discuss with your healthcare provider before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.

Do not wear contact lenses while using Tobradex Eye Ointment. If patients are allowed to wear contact lenses, they must be instructed to remove lenses prior to application of Tobradex and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.

Properly discard the Tobradex Eye Ointment when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your healthcare provider for guidance on proper disposal.

Tobradex Eye Ointment may interact with certain medications or supplements. Discuss all current medications and supplements with your healthcare provider before using Tobradex Eye Ointment.

Be aware of these warnings and precautions when using Tobradex Eye Ointment and follow the guidance provided by your healthcare provider.

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Tobradex Eye Ointment

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Tobradex Eye Ointment

Strength(s): 0.3/0.1%
Quantities Available: 7, 35, 105

Eye Ointment

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The information above for Tobradex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) was provided to by third parties. In no way should this information substitute for the advice of a physician. Consult a doctor or qualified health care professional if you have any medical concerns. widget logo