Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution - Benefits and Side Effects

Tobramycin ophthalmic solution is an antibiotic eye drop prescribed to treat bacterial eye infections such as conjunctivitis.
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Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution FAQ


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What is tobramycin ophthalmic?

Tobramycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. Tobramycin ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Tobramycin ophthalmic will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye. tobramycin ophthalmic is for use in treating only bacterial infections.

What is tobramycin used for?

This medication is used to treat eye infections. Tobramycin belongs to a class of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This medication treats only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections.

How do you use tobramycin eye drops?

How to properly use tobramycin eye drops: Repeat the steps for each eye every four hours. If you’re applying the tobramycin ophthalmic ointment, use your index finger to avoid transferring bacteria to the tip of the tube. When you’re done using the medication, discard it properly.

Can tobramycin ophthalmic cause blurred vision?

tobramycin ophthalmic may cause blurred vision and may impair your reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to. Avoid wearing contact lenses until you no longer have symptoms of the eye infection.

What are the excipients of Tobrex (tobramycin) eye drops & ointment?

For the full list of excipients, see Section 6.1 List of excipients. TOBREX (tobramycin) 0.3% Eye Drops and TOBREX (tobramycin) 0.3% Eye Ointment (TOBREX) are sterile topical antibiotic formulations prepared specifically for topical therapy of bacterial eye infections. TOBREX Eye Drops has a pH range between 7.0 and 8.0.

Are tobramycin eye drops and eye ointment contraindicated?

TOBREX (tobramycin) Eye Drops and Eye Ointment are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to tobramycin or to other aminoglycosides or any other ingredients in this product. FOR TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY. NOT FOR INJECTION INTO THE EYE. Sensitivity to topically administered aminoglycosides may occur in some patients.

How do I use tobramycin ophthalmic solution (eye drops)?

For patients using tobramycin ophthalmic solution (eye drops): The bottle is only partially full to provide proper drop control. First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and with the index finger of one hand, press gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid and pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space.

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