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Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Overview)

This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective against gram negative organisms.


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What is tobramycin opthalmic solution for?

What is tobramycin opthalmic solution for?

Eye infection: This is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the eye such as conjunctivitis or keratitis. It is an older antibiotic and has more surface toxicity than the newer fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It typically kills gram negative bacteria better than gram positive bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
226 doctors shared insights

Tobramycin (Overview)

This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective against gram negative organisms.


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Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly infectious. Allergies and tear duct blockages can cause a "pink" eye. You would not want to administer inappropriate medication if another cause is present. ...Read more

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Can you use tobramycin on a 3 month old baby?

Can you use tobramycin on a 3 month old baby?

Yes: Usually used for eye drops. If infant is ill and hospitalized with a bacterial infection, tobramycin is sometimes chosen for threatment. ...Read more

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I am nursing and am currently taking tobramycin 0.3% oph sol 5ml. Is this safe?

No: Tobramycin is not recommended to be used in nursing mothers. Medication even put into the eye will reach the general circulation and get into mother;s milk. Consult with your physician to change the medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

Depends: How quickly tobramycin exits your bloodstream is very dependent on your kidney function and how it is being given (dose and frequency). For typical dosing with normal kidney function, tobramycin will be out of your system in less than 24 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

Go back to doctor: You need to be re evaluated for persistant pink eye, it may be something more than just infection.It could be an inflammation due to allegy, or underlying iritis, you may need to see an opthalmologist if your doctor feels you should. ...Read more

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Can I wear my contacts while using tobramycin ophthalmic solution?

Not Usually: No usually this is not recommended but it depends on why you are using tobramycin. Typically we would halt contact lens use unless the contact lens has a theraputic purpose and was recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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