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A 45-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to use opthalmic tobramycin with the restasis i'm already on?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Should be OK: These two medications are compatible with each other, but they are used for different purposes. If you have an eye infection requiring the use of tobramycin, the treating doctor might want you to temporarily stop Restasis until the infection is resolved. Otherwise, there should no problem with using both.
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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Tobramycin eye drops can be used with restasis. There is no known or reported negative interaction between the two medications.
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Make sure to wait five to ten minutes in between drops. The eye must absorb the first drop, or else the second drop will dilute the first drop and rinse some of it away.
Aug 30, 2013

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