Tobradex Eyedrops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone)

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Tobramycin/Dexamethasone (Generic alternate to Tobradex Eyedrops) Generic

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TobraDex is an ocular medication used for the treatment of certain eye infections and inflammation. It is composed of two active ingredients: tobramycin and dexamethasone. Tobramycin falls into the aminoglycoside class of antibiotics and works by halting the growth of bacteria, while dexamethasone belongs to the group of corticosteroid medications and 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 drops are typically used by instilling one drop into the affected eye every 4 to 6 hours, while the patient is awake. The dosage may be increased as needed during the initial 24 to 48 hours of treatment.

To use Tobradex Eye Drops, follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before using the medication.
  2. Tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
  3. Hold the dropper above the pocket and gently squeeze one drop into the eye.
  4. Release your eyelid and close your eye for a few seconds to allow the medication to spread evenly.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 if you need to administer multiple drops.
  6. Do not blink or rub your eye after administering the medication.
  7. If you are using other eye medications, wait at least five minutes before applying Tobradex Eye Drops.
  8. Recap the dropper immediately after use to prevent contamination.

The dosing frequency and treatment duration will depend on the severity of your condition and your doctor's instructions. Follow your doctor's prescribed dosing schedule and do not stop using the medication without consulting your healthcare provider first.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Tobradex Eyedrops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone):

  • Eye discomfort
  • Eye itching
  • Eye redness
  • Mild eyelid swelling

Serious Side Effects of Tobradex Eyedrops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone):

  • Eye pain
  • Eye swelling
  • Unusual eye discharge
  • Vision changes

Form and Strength

Tobradex Eyedrops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) is available in the following forms and strength:

Tobradex Eyedrops: Eye Solution

  • 0.3/0.1%


  • Do not use Tobradex Eye Drops if you are allergic to dexamethasone, tobramycin, or any of the inactive ingredients in the medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any existing eye conditions, such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, glaucoma, or cataracts.
  • Use Tobradex Eye Drops with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the effects of the medication on the fetus or nursing infant are not yet fully understood.
  • Tobradex Eye Drops may cause side effects such as blurred vision, burning or stinging of the eyes, or increased pressure in the eye. Contact your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
  • Tobradex should not be used while wearing contact lenses, as it may contain preservatives that can damage the lenses. Patients should remove their contact lenses before using Tobradex, and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
  • Use Tobradex Eye Drops only as directed by your doctor or pharmacist, and do not use more than the recommended amount or for a longer duration than prescribed.
  • If you are using any other eye medications, inform your doctor or pharmacist before using Tobradex Eye Drops to prevent any potential interactions.
  • Do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle until you are sure that your vision is clear and not blurry after using Tobradex Eye Drops.
  • Store Tobradex Eye Drops at room temperature and away from direct sunlight or heat sources to prevent degradation of the medication.
  • If your symptoms do not improve after a few days of using Tobradex Eye Drops, or if they worsen, contact your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How many times a day can I use Tobradex Eyedrops?

Usually, Tobradex Eyedrops are applied four to five times daily. Do not use these eye drops excessively to avoid severe undesirable effects.

How long does it take for Tobradex Eyedrops to start working?

For most cases of bacterial infections, this type of eye medication may start working after two to three days. It may take about a week for your condition to improve significantly.

Is Tobradex a steroid?

Yes, Tobradex contains a steroid called dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in the eye.

Can Tobradex be used for dry eye?

No, Tobradex is not used to treat dry eye. It is only effective against bacterial infections and is not designed to lubricate the eyes or address dryness.


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Additional information

Generic name:



Eye Solution



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL


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