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Doctor insights on: Antibiotic Eye Drops Tobramycin

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Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

None : Pink eye is viral or bacterial. The screen shot from wills eye manual reveals recommended antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis, tobramycin (aminoglycoside) not there. Viral conjuctivitis usually not serious and antibacterials not useful. The antibiotic tobramycin is not the recommended to treat the most common bacteria to infect the eye, strep and staph (gram positive). ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're uses for tobramycin eye drops?

Help doctors! what're uses for tobramycin eye drops?

Bacterial: Eye infections are the main use for these. They are also used to prevent infections in someone who has had recent eye surgery. ...Read more

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Tobramycin eye drops make me feel spaced out. Is this a normal side effect?

Tobramycin eye drops make me feel spaced out. Is this a normal side effect?

Not common: Tobramycin eye drops dont usually cause any vertigo or dizzinness like the way oral or intravenous forms can. I have prescribed tobramycin drops hundreds of times and never encountered this from my patients as a side effect. Of course everyone can react to the same medication differently. Talk to your prescribing doctor if this is concerning you as there are alternatives to tobramycin. ...Read more

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Which is the best eye drops tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

Which is the best eye drops  tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

Tobrex (tobramycin): Chlorampenical carries a small risk of blood dyscrasia whereas tobrex (tobramycin) has almost no side effects. If you have had an infection diagnosed, your ophthalmologist (not an optometrist i hope!) will prescribe the appropriate eyedrop. Chloramphenicol is practically unavailable in the usa and so you would have to what several days for the pharmacy to order it. ...Read more

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Which is the best eye drops-- tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

Which is the best eye drops-- tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

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 inflammation. This plus adequate drainage is often effective. You should see a local opthalmologist to manage. Prolonged use of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is not recommended due to risk of fungal infections, etc in the eye. Both are used by some physician with similar results. Trobrex no steroid. ...Read more

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Accidental overuse of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops?

Accidental overuse of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops?

Not good: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic/corticosteroid drop used to treat bacterial infection associated with ocular or eyelid inflammation. Overuse of antibiotics can cause growth of resistant strains of bacteria. Overuse of topical steroids can lead to very serious problems, including ulcers of the cornea, glaucoma and cataract formation. It is wise to use this exactly as prescribed by your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Nebcin (Definition)

Nebcin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more