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(Generic alternative to Tobradex Eyedrops)

Formulation : Eye Solution

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Tobradex Eyedrops

Formulation : Eye Solution

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What is Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone used for?

Tobradex eye drops are used to prevent and reduce inflammation in the eye.  Tobradex eye drops contain an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, and a steroid used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections in the eye. 

How should Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone be stored?

Store Tobradex eye drops at room temperature away from moisture or heat.  Remember to keep the bottle properly capped.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Tobradex Eyedrops/Tobramycin/Dexamethasone ?

Use as directed by a doctor.  Consult your pharmacist if you have any questions.  Always wash your hands before applying Tobradex eye drops.  Shake the bottle gently before tilting your head back and slightly pulling down on your lower eyelid.  Position the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop out.  Close your eye and apply pressure to the inner corner of your eye to stoop the fluid from draining out. 

When should Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone not be taken?

Do not use Tobradex if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye.  Do not use Tobradex without first informing your doctor if you are pregnant.  Do not use Tobradex if you are using other eye drops or medications.

What precautions should I follow when taking Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone ?

Do not touch the dropper to any surface including your eyes, face, and hands.  The dropper is sterile - if it becomes contaminated it may cause an infection in the eye.  Ask your doctor if it is okay to weat contact lenses while using Tobradex eye drops. After using Tobradex, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses.   Before using Tobradex, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications, especially an oral steroid medication. 

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone ?

Tobradex may caused blurred vision.  Use caution when driving, operating machines, or performing other hazardous tasks while using Tobradex.  If you miss a dose of Tobradex eye drops, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.  If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.  Do not take a double dose of this medication. 

When should Tobradex Eyedrops /Tobramycin/Dexamethasone not be taken?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Serious side effects include eye pain, vision changes, discharge and swelling, rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

Less serious side effects may include: burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, swelling around the eyes or sensitivity to light.