tobramycin ophthalmic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tobramycin ophthalmic (Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex)?
Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic if you have a viral or fungal infection in the eye. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria only.
Tobramycin ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether tobramycin ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use tobramycin ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use tobramycin ophthalmic (Aktob, Tobralcon, Tobrasol, Tobrex)?
Use tobramycin ophthalmic 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 you.
Wash your hands before using your eyedrops or ointment.
To apply the eyedrops:
To apply the ointment:
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.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store tobramycin ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle or tube properly capped.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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