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A 23-year-old male asked:

I'm on accutane. i have pink eye and my doctor gave me antibacterial eyedrops tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). can i use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while on accutane?is there any interaction?

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Dr. Stephen Brint
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
No problem: There should be no interaction of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and accutane.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No interaction: Accutane tends to cause a conjunctivitis in susceptible persons. This is not infectious but is red and irritated. While tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can be used, you can substitute an anti-allergic drop like over the counter naphcon-a (available in drug store brands) and avoid the cost of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and the tiny risk associated with chronic topical steroid use.
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Last updated Aug 15, 2016

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