What is Tobradex?

Tobradex contains a combination of tobramycin and dexamethasone. Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.Dexamethasone is a steroid. Dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat the swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.Tobradex is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.Tobradex may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Important information

Contact your doctor if the symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in the condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

What should I discuss with my doctor before using ?

Do not use Tobradex if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only. It is not known whether Tobradex will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Tobradex without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether tobramycin or dexamethasone passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What should I avoid?

Do not touch the dropper or tube opening to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper or tube opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Tobradex may cause blurred vision. If you experience blurred vision, avoid these activities.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor if you should wear them during treatment with Tobradex. After applying the medication, wait at least 15 minutes before inserting contact lenses, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobradex unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

TobraDex Side Effects

Less common:

  • Itching and swelling of eyelid
  • redness of eye

Rare

  • Delayed wound healing
  • eye pain
  • gradual blurring or loss of vision

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