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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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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Tobramycin And Dexamethasone (Definition)

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

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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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is tobramyecin and Dexamethasone combined) is an antibiotic / steroid combination. It is used to treat infections and associated inflammation (eg certain corneal infiltrates) or it can be used to treat inflammation only and prevent a secondary infection (pingueculitis, episcleritis etc). ...Read more

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Can tobramycin and dexamethasone be used for your ears?

Can tobramycin and dexamethasone be used for your ears?

Yes: I assume you are considering using these medications designed for the eyes, in your ears. If you have been evaluated and the condition needing treatment is within the spectrum of these medications, then they can be used. Hopefully you have advice for this from an otolaryngologist. ...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

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

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

Not very: A chalazion is the cystic product of a stye which the body has surrounded with a wall. Tobrex (tobramycin) will not penetrate. You can try heat but if the lesion is obvious, large or bothersome , see your ophthalmologist for correction. ...Read more

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How useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

How useful is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in treating a chalazion?

Tobradex/ chalazions: Chalazions while not an inflection, are an inflammation, which the Dexamethasone in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a help. The tobramycin in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone), prevents secondary infection in the area of the chalazion concern is prolonged use, may cause a temprary elevation of the eye pressure (glaucoma) in some individuals....Use as directed. ...Read more

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Tobramycin (Definition)

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Tobradex (Definition)

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