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Can I safely use Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) suspension instead if Alrex for a mild case of allergic conjunctivitis?

Can I safely use Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) suspension instead if Alrex for a mild case of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid steroids: Tobradex and Alrex have steroids and should be reserved for use under supervision by an ophthalmologist because of potential side effects. Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are safer and effective choices. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis? Zylet, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Depends: Zylet and tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) are very similar they both have an antibiotic - tobramycin and a steroid. Zylet has a milder steroid than tobramycin. ...Read more

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Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type i you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more

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Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Yes: But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only needs the antibiotic portion; in this case the tobramycin. ...Read more

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How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

Won't help: Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it's truly pink eye, just use artificial tears and wait it out. And wash your hands a lot. ...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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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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Son of 1yr has conjunctivitis in both eyes went to dr 2day ago no drops prescribed just to keep clean, now his eyes are puffing underneath?

Son of 1yr has conjunctivitis in both eyes went to dr 2day ago no drops prescribed just to keep clean, now his eyes are puffing underneath?

Conjunctivitis: Your doctor believes your son has a viral conjunctivitis, sometimes also called pink eye. No need to treat this with antibiotic drops. Artificial tears can be used, but very difficult to give to babies, as they fight getting drops in eyes. Follow doctor's advice for now and contact doctor again if you see yellow pus or eyes turn very red or things don't improve in few days. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Tobradex (Definition)

TobraDex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more