Doctor insights on: Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usp
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
Eye infection: This is a commonly used combination when infection of the eyes is suspected or infection of the lids (blepharitis) is detected. It is an effective combination, now in less expensive generic formulation, and useful for appropriate cases. Your ophthalmologist can determine if this is likely to help. ...Read more
Can I safely use Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) suspension instead if Alrex for a mild case of allergic conjunctivitis?
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
Depends: If you have been placed on these eye medications, it is possible that there is a surface problem on your eye for which wearing contact lenses might be harmful or dangerous. Clear this with your treating ophthalmologist (you are seeing a real doctor - an eye md or ophthalmologist/ rather than an optometrist for these type of drugs)? ...Read more
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
Following the use of tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drop can I put contacts in, what to do?
Scratched my cornea 10 days ago. Went to dr and on tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic drops. Eye no longer hurts or red but vision still blurry?
Blurred vision after: Treatment with ophthalmic drops can occur from the cornea becoming dry or irritated. Sometimes the preservatives in the solution can cause dryness that blurs the vision. On the other hand, an infection of the cornea can infrequently cause blurred vision without discomfort as well. Since you were treated that is unlikely but a phone call to your doctor for conformation would be prudent. ...Read more
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
Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Ointment given for eye rednes, swelling, oozing yellow, drynes-no bacterial infection found in skin scraping-why then give antibiotic?
Culture?: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good treatment for severe redness caused by bacterial conjunctivitis, especially those caused by gram negative bacteria. If an eye scraping is done with culture and no bacteria are cultured, the irritation may be due to viral or allergic issues, that could be complicated by bacterial superinfection. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a good 1st line, followed by specific therapy based on sensitivities ...Read more
Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...Read more
2 things: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is an antibiotic / steroid combination and is good for conditions where you have both a bacterial infection and inflammation. Or it can be used to treat inflammation and prevent an infection. The steroid part does have potential side effects (glaucoma, cataracts, etc) so use with caution. ...Read more
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