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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat infections and associated inflammation (eg certain corneal infiltrates) or it can be used to treat inflammation only and prevent a secondary infection (pingueculitis, episcleritis etc).
Answered on Sep 8, 2019
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Eye infection: This is a commonly used combination when infection of the eyes is suspected or infection of the lids (blepharitis) is detected. It is an effective co ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
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It is: An antibiotic/steroid combination drop. It should not be used except under the direction of an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. William Cappaert
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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.

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