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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Intravenous tobramycin is an antibiotic used to treat various kinds of infections caused by gram negative organisms. Hospital acquired pneumonia is a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Ask the prescriber: Like all antibiotics, complete the course of treatment prescribed by your doctor in order to prevent the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
7.5 to 17.5 hours: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of tobramycin ranges from 1.5 to 3.5 hours in persons with normal kidney function. Total drug el ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective against gram negative organisms.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with hi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rizen
19 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye infection: This is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye such as conjunctivitis or keratitis. It is an older antibiotic and has mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: They are a good antibiotic/steroid combination.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tobramycine: Hi, the most common side effect of Tobra is kidney problems, hearing loss, and prolonged use could cause Clostridium Difficile infection, I'm not awar ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only nee ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Both can be used.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not good: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic/corticosteroid drop used to treat bacterial infection associated with ocular or eyelid inflam ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Zylet and tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) are very similar they both have an antibiotic - tobramycin and a steroid. Zylet has a milder steroi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly inf ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Combination treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of tobramycin and Dexamethasone available as a drop or an ointment to treat superficial infec ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic / steroid combination and is good for conditions where you have both a bacterial infection an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: This medication would be used for bacterial conjunctivitis which can be a secondary complication of allergic conjunctivitis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Usually used for eye drops. If infant is ill and hospitalized with a bacterial infection, tobramycin is sometimes chosen for threatment.
A male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
CONJUNCTIVITIS: With lacrymation. Improved with rx. Check with opth. For further concerns.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains Dexamethasone which reduces the eyelid's ability to fight the infection. Antibiotics are not needed ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: You should respect expiration dates on medications and not use them after they have expired.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tobramycin: And other antibiotic drops are often prescribed for treatment of conjunctivitis. Keep in mind that most cases of pink eye are due to viral infections ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: It really depends on why you are using maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin). You should ask you eye md for dosing instructions for your co ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Nursing: Yes. Of course.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Campbell
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes for an infection: It has an antibiotic and a steroid. Another one that is effective is ciprodex.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends on the infec: Either one depends on what the infection is and what anabiotic it is sensitive to.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate int ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Part of treatment: Use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of antibiotic and steroid which helps treat infection portion of sty and manage infla ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: How quickly tobramycin exits your bloodstream is very dependent on your kidney function and how it is being given (dose and frequency). For typical ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Go back to doctor: You need to be re evaluated for persistant pink eye, it may be something more than just infection.It could be an inflammation due to allegy, or under ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not Usually: No usually this is not recommended but it depends on why you are using tobramycin. Typically we would halt contact lens use unless the contact lens ha ... Read More

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