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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Tobradex (Overview)

TobraDex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) antibiotic do?

What does  tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) antibiotic do?

Combination treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a combination of tobramycin and Dexamethasone available as a drop or an ointment to treat superficial infections of the eye surface. It is effective and is especially useful in ordinary staphylococcal infections. Your ophthalmologist can determine the best use of these medications. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
56 doctors shared insights

Tobradex (Overview)

TobraDex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Combination: Combination of the antibiotic tobramycin and the steroid dexamethasone. This drug is used for many infectious and inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) to someone pregnant?

Not recommended: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains dexamethosone & is category c for use in pregnancy (benefits should outweigh risks). Animal studies show doubling of birth defects during pregnancy & long term use during pregnancy increases risk of small birth weight & intrauterine fetal death. The tobramycin aspect of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) appears to be safe. ...Read more

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How many days do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pinkeye?

How many days do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pinkeye?

Exactly...: As many as your doctor tells you to. Don't mess with eyes. If your doctor tells you to use a certain treatment for a certain number of days.....Then do it. ...Read more

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Has anyone used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while pregnant?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a pregnancy category c. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit. Do not take the chance of taking the medication while pregnant. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...Read more

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I have pink eye from my son. Without insurance temporarily so i used old tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) that expired last yr. Can't afford to go to doc. Will it work?

Not best choice: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains dexamethasone, a steroid that can make some infections worse, while making the user actually feel better. It may be the wrong medicine to use in the case of a viral infection. There is also a chance that the potency of the medicine has diminished to the point if being ineffective.. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses after applying tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)? And how long til i insert it in?

Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses after applying tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)? And how long til i insert it in?

Not a good idea: If you are using tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) you have an eye or eyelid issue going on which needs to be treated and resolved prior to resuming contact lens wear. Wearing contact lens with active ocular disease and during topical steroid use is a set up for an infection or other problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

Tobramycin|dexamethasone is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more