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Tobramycin

Tobramycin

Descriptions

Ophthalmic tobramycin is used in the eye to treat bacterial infections of the eye. Tobramycin works by killing bacteria.Ophthalmic tobramycin may be used alone or with other medicines for eye infections. Either the drops or the ointment form of this medicine may be used alone during the day. In addition, both forms may be used together, with the drops being used during the day and the ointment at night.

Uses

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. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH USING TOBRAMYCIN?

Side effects of tobramycin include:

  • temporary or permanent hearing loss
  • kidney damage
  • neurotoxicity (neuromuscular blockade)
  • low blood pressure
  • drug fever
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • burning or tingling
  • shaking
  • rash
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Precautions

Before using tobramycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other aminoglycosides or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients  which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems.

Warnings

  • Kidney damage, manifested as both bilateral auditory and temporary or permanent hearing loss, can occur in patients with preexisting kidney damage and in patients with normal kidney function treated at higher doses and/or for periods longer than those recommended
  • High-frequency deafness usually occurs first and can be detected only by audiometric testing
  • Vertigo may occur and may be evidence of temporary or permanent injury
  • Aminoglycosides are potentially damaging to the kidneys
  • Risk is greater in patients with impaired kidney function and in those who receive high doses or prolonged therapy
  • Rarely, kidney damage may not become apparent until the first few days after cessation of therapy

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Instill or apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill or apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing

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