Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Tobradex
Generic Name: tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Pronunciation: TOE bra MYE sin and DEX a METH a sone off THAL mik)
What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Tobradex)?
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.
Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.
Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (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.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (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.
Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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