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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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. Sanjiv Kaul
62 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?

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)?

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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Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision of your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I unintentionally overdosed on tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

What to do if I unintentionally overdosed on tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has a steroid - and the main risk is elevated eye pressure. Please see your eye doctor to have your eye pressure checked. ...Read more

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Should I wash the stye after it popped? What should I do? I have tobradex ointment

Should I wash the stye after it popped? What should I do? I have tobradex ointment

Stye: Yes, keep up warm compresses, use diluted Tea Tree Oil (see [email protected] Com) for instructions or Avenova spray & Tobradex ointment at night time for 5-7 more nights at bedtime. ...Read more

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I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

Not helpful: Very warm (not hot) compresses applied 5 times per day for 5 minutes each time is the best option. Tobradex cannot penetrate a stye as it is sealed off from the outside. ...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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Can I apply tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) every 4 or 5 hours?

Yes: I am guessing Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) was prescribed for a problem that your ophthalmologist found. If not then you should not be using this until a proper diagnosis is made. The normal prescription states use 4 times per day. ...Read more

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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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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective after expiration date?

Loses Effectiveness: Expiration dates are assigned because medications can lose their potency or may become contaminated. Do not use medications after the expiration date and never treat yourself without the guidance and advice of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and tobrex?

2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic / steroid combination where as tobrex is an antibiotic only. The steroid makes tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) much stronger since it treats inflammation as well, but carries a risk of glaucoma and cataracts. ...Read more

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What to do if I unintentionally overdosed on tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has a steroid - and the main risk is elevated eye pressure. Please see your eye doctor to have your eye pressure checked. ...Read more

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Plz, can we use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for children?

Plz, can we use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for children?

Not a good idea: If you are thinking of using leftover med for your kid, it is not a good idea. If your kid has pinkeye, I would at least consult with his/her doc. Instillation of this steroid/abx drop in some cases can allow a viral infection by the herpes virus to cause long term damage. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a chalazion?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for a chalazion?

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. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) effective in treating a chalazion?

No: More effective treatment is warm soaks 3-4 times per day. If this does not work in a few weeks, then it will need to be surgically treated. There is no ointment that has any significant effect on a chalazion. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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