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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. James Chapman
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

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It's okay to use my tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye-drops 2 weeks after opening them right?

It's okay to use my tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye-drops 2 weeks after opening them right?

Not a problem: Unless you have used them in a way that contaminates the tip, there is no issue with using them two weeks after opening. You could also release one drop in the sink to clear the nozzle before putting it in your eyes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use my tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye-drops 2 weeks after opening them?

Can you tell me if i could use my tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye-drops 2 weeks after opening them?

Yes but....: Yes you can use them but only if you know that they have not been contaminated by the eyelashes when you first used them. Check the expiration date of the drops also and do not use them if expired. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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Accidental ingestion of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops, should I be concerned?

Accidental ingestion of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops, should I be concerned?

Once you place the: eye drop, part of it drains into passages in your eyelids. It naturally reaches your nose and then drains into your throat and stomach. That's why you can sometimes taste the drop after placing it on your eye. The amounts ingested from the prescribed dosing would not be a concern. Placing your finger over the tear duct after you put the drop will minimize the amount draining into your nose. ...Read more

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Can i used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops for my 3 days old baby who may have inflammation in eye. I am wondering how to use it (how many times and how many drops?

Can i used tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops for my 3 days old baby who may have inflammation in eye. I am wondering how to use it (how many times and how many drops?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone): I like to use non steroid drops in the eye. I like the plan tobramycin drops. Call the on call pediatrician to get a prescription. Use one to two drops i each eye three times a day. The eye does not have to be open for the drops to get in. Just put the drop in the middle corner or the eye and when the child opens the eye, it will go in no problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and tobrex eye drops?

What are the differences between tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and tobrex eye drops?

Combo v. Antibiotic: TobraDex™ is a combination amino glycoside antibiotic & dexamethasone, a steroid, whereas Tobrex™ is just the amino glycoside. Both are used to treat infections, but the combo agent maybe employed to control associated inflammation in a variety of ocular diseases. ...Read more

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What to do if i put 5 eye drops of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in my left eye?

What to do if i put 5 eye drops of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in my left eye?

Should be OK: No harm should occur if more than one drop is put in the eye one time. Repeated oversue of the drops can raise the eye pressure so limit it to one drop at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Tobradex (Definition)

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