What is Tobradex
is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections.
is a steroid. Dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat the
swelling associated with bacterial infections of the eye.
is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this
General medical information about Tobradex
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.
pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose)
after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down
your tear duct.
What should I discuss with my doctor before using Tobradex
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 this medication
without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Tobradex passes into breast
milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to
your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should you use Tobradex Use Tobradex eyedrops or ointment exactly as directed
by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions,
ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to
Wash your hands before and after using the eyedrops
To apply the eyedrops:
the drops gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed.
Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower
eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and
away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your
eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your
eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid
from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more
than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about
5 minutes between drops. If you are using drops in both
eyes, repeat the process in the other eye.
- Hold the tube in your hand for a
few minutes to warm it up so that the ointment comes out
easily. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down gently
on your lower eyelid. Apply a thin film of the ointment
into your lower eyelid. Close your eye and roll your eyeball
around in all directions for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are
applying another eye medication, allow at least 10 minutes
before application of the other medication.
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.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored
or has particles in it.
Store Tobradex at room temperature
away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly
If you miss a dose: Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose,
skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed.
Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if you overdose: An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur.
If you do suspect an overdose or if the medication has been
ingested, contact an emergency room or poison control center
What should you avoid while using Tobradex 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.
Possible side effects of Tobradex Serious side effects are not expected to occur with
the use of this medication.
Some burning, stinging,
irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching,
eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue
to use Tobradex and talk to your doctor about any side effects
What other drugs will affect Tobradex Do not use other eye drops or medications during
treatment with Tobradex unless otherwise directed by your
Before using this medication, tell your doctor
if you are taking an oral steroid medication such as prednisone
(Deltasone, Orasone, others).
other than those listed here may also interact with Tobradex.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription
or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.