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TobraDex is a Prescription medication used for the treatment of certain eye infections and inflammation. It contains tobramycin and dexamethasone.
Tobramycin is an antibiotic medication that belongs to the aminoglycoside class of drugs and works by stopping the growth of bacteria, while dexamethasone is a corticosteroid medication that works by reducing inflammation and swelling. The combination of these medications helps to treat and prevent bacterial infections in the eyes.
Uses and Dosage
Tobradex Eye Ointment is typically applied to the affected eye(s) up to 3 to 4 times a day, with the recommended dose being one-half of an inch of ointment. The Ointment should be applied to the affected eye(s) as directed by your doctor. You should not touch the tip of the tube to your eye or any other surface to avoid contamination.
To use Tobradex Eye Ointment, you should follow these steps:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Gently shake the tube of ointment to ensure the contents are mixed.
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
- Squeeze a small amount of the ointment (about 1/2 inch or 1.3 centimeters) into the pocket using the tube.
- Close your eyes and gently press on the inner corner of your eye with your finger or a tissue for at least one minute. This will help the medication to spread evenly over the surface of the eye.
- Wipe any excess medication from your eye using a clean tissue.
If you have any concerns or questions about how to use Tobradex Eye Ointment, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Tobradex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone):
- Eye discomfort
- Eye redness
- Eyelid itching or swelling and
- Sensitivity to light
- Temporary blurred vision
Serious Side Effects of Tobradex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone):
Form and Strength
Tobradex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Tobradex Eye Ointment: Eye Ointment
- TobraDex Eye Ointment should not be used if you have a viral or fungal infection of the eye.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment may cause long-term vision loss, glaucoma, or cataracts.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment may also cause an increase in eye pressure, which can lead to other eye problems.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment may also cause allergic reactions in some people. You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing, hives, or itching.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment may also interact with other drugs you are taking. You should inform your doctor of any other medications you are currently using.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment should not be used for longer than the prescribed duration. Long-term use of this medication can result in serious side effects.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment should not be used if you have a history of certain eye conditions such as herpes simplex or tuberculosis.
- If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using TobraDex Eye Ointment.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless your doctor has determined that it is safe for you to use.
- TobraDex Eye Ointment may cause blurred vision or dizziness. You should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I miss a dose of TobraDex Eye Ointment?
If you miss a dose of TobraDex Eye Ointment, you should apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, you should skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Is TobraDex Eye Ointment safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
TobraDex Eye Ointment should be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding only if your doctor determines that the benefits outweigh the risks.
How long should I use TobraDex Eye Ointment?
You should use TobraDex Eye Ointment for as long as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using the medication even if your symptoms improve, as the infection may not be completely cured.
How should I store TobraDex Eye Ointment?
TobraDex Eye Ointment should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. You should keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.
It's important to purchase Tobradex Eye Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.