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Tobramycin + Dexamethasone

Tobramycin + Dexamethasone

What Is Dexamethasone-Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

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.

Uses of Tobramycin and Dexamethasone Eye Drops:

  • It is used to treat or prevent eye infections.
  • It is used to treat eye swelling.

Dosages

To apply the eye drops:Shake 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.

What happens if I 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 I 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 for advice.

Side Effects

Eye redness, eye discomfort, and eyelid itching/swelling may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged/repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection and may increase your risk for other eye problems (e.g., glaucoma, cataracts). Do not use this medication for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following: new or worsening eye symptoms (e.g., discharge, swelling), vision changes, eye pain.

Precaution

Before using tobramycin with dexamethasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to either drug; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), 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 (e.g., glaucoma).Your vision may be temporarily unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

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