Tobradex is a drug combination between Tobramycin and Dexamethasone (a corticosteroid and an antibiotic). Tobradex comes in 3 dosage forms: Ointment (U.S.), Ophtalmic, and Suspension (eye drops). Tobradex is a drug that has been successfully prescribed in the treatment of several dangerous eye disorders, and has managed to prevent irreparable eye damage.
This drug is normally prescribed in the treatment of some severe eye disorders. You should not start a treatment with this drug without your doctor’s consent.
Allergies— You ought to inform your personal doctor before you start taking Tobradex if you are suffering from severe allergic reactions to drugs like tobramycin (gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin, kanamycin,streptomycin, netilmicin) or are allergic to dexamethasone. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from allergies to any other types of substances like dyes, preservatives or food.
Pregnancy— Tobradex has not been studies on pregnant patients, therefore, the exact effects of the drugs on the patient or on the growing fetus are not known. However, some studies have been performed on pregnant animals. In these cases, a treatment with Tobradex has caused several birth defects. It is recommended that pregnant patients should not start taking this drug without first discussing it with their personal physician.
Breast-feeding— It has not been determined whether this drug (or some of its main ingredients) can pass into breast milk. Therefore, you should avoid taking this drug if you are breastfeeding an infant.
Children— The effects that this drug has on children are not known. Ask for a pediatrician’s advice before administering this drug to a child.
Older adults— The effects that this drug has on older adults are not known. It is thought that it could generate increased side effects or other problems when it is administered to older patients. If you are over 60 years old, you should not take Tobradex without first consulting with a doctor.
Other medical problems—You should inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following: glaucoma—This drug contains dexamethasone, an ingredient that may worsen this disease if it is used for a prolonged period of time; herpes eye infection or any other type of eye infections (this includes fungal or bacterial infections).
Tobradex Intake Guidelines
If you are taking the eye drops (ophthalmic suspension) form of Tobradex:
If you are taking the ophthalmic ointment Tobradex:
The correct dose of dexamethasone and ophthalmic tobramycin varies from one patient to another. Ask your doctor to determine the dose of Tobradex that suits you best or follow the instructions on the drug’s label.
If you are using the ophthalmic ointment form of the drug:
If you are using the ophthalmic suspensionform of the drug:
If you think you are suffering from an overdose with this drug (Tobradex), you are in need of medical attention.
Tobradex Missed Dose
If you happen to miss a dose of this drug, you should take it as soon as you remember. If it is about time for another dose, skip the one that you have missed and continue your treatment.
Tobradex Side Effects
Less common side effects of Tobradex are swelling and itching of eyelid; Eye redness. Other rare side effects are eye pain, delayed wound healing; blurred vision, loss of vision. There are other side effects that have not been listed here that might occur. Inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual.
Tobradex Drug Reactions
Ask your doctor before taking other drugs during your treatment with Tobradex.
In some countries TOBRADEX may also be known as: Decadron, Degabina, Dexalaf, Dexalergin, Dexameral, Dexatotal, Duo Decadron, Gotabiotic D, Ingedex, Isopto Maxidex, Nexadron, Rupedex, Sedesterol, Trofinan, Dexmethsone, Dexabene, Aacidexam, Dexa-Sine, Cortitop, Decadronal, Deflaren, Dexacilin, Dexagreen, Dexametonal, Dexaminor, Dexazona, Dexazen, Dexmene, Topidexa, Uni Dexa, Baycuten, Dexaltin, Dexapos, Oftan Dexa, Kaarmepakkaus, afpred-DEXA, Dectancyl, Dexa Loscon mono, Dexa-Allvoran, dexa-clinit, Dexa-Effekton, Dexa-Rhinospray Mono, Dexabeta, Dexamonozon, Dexagalen, Lipotalon, Solutio Cordes Dexa N, Spersadex, Dexacollyre, Iriniozol, Millicortenol, Etacortilen, Wymesone, Luxazone, Visumetazone, Dexicar, Indarzona-N, Lergosin, Reusan, Migradexan, Dexafree, Dexapolcort, Dexona-D, Oftan Dexamethason, Dalamon Inyectable, Mephamesone, Decaspray, DexPak, Decobel, Maradex