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Tobramycin Eye Drops For Infants
Should not be..: Shouldn't be a problem, but the bigger question is a doctor prescribing it, or are you giving or considering giving the med? No Rx drug should be given without a physician's ok! ...Read more
Yes --- but!: While "pink eye" is a very common cause of redness of the eye, there are other possibilities and you should not be taking a risk with a 3 month old. See your pediatrician to get this evaluated and hopefully there are no other problems. If you have already used the tobramycin, it should do no harm but there is a possibility that some other treatment is warranted. ...Read more
My baby was born today. Hospital says they want to use tobramycin eye drops to prevent infections as a precaution. Is it safe?
None : Pink eye is viral or bacterial. The screen shot from wills eye manual reveals recommended antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis, tobramycin (aminoglycoside) not there. Viral conjuctivitis usually not serious and antibacterials not useful. The antibiotic tobramycin is not the recommended to treat the most common bacteria to infect the eye, strep and staph (gram positive). ...Read more
Not common: Tobramycin eye drops dont usually cause any vertigo or dizzinness like the way oral or intravenous forms can. I have prescribed tobramycin drops hundreds of times and never encountered this from my patients as a side effect. Of course everyone can react to the same medication differently. Talk to your prescribing doctor if this is concerning you as there are alternatives to tobramycin. ...Read more
No: They should not cause any side effects. Call the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more
Nope: Never heard such a thing. Stop smoking pot! ...Read more
Which is a stronger antibiotic eye drop? Tobramycin eye drops or Cypro (Ciprofloxacin) eye drops?
Depends on the infec: Either one depends on what the infection is and what anabiotic it is sensitive to. ...Read more
Using Loteprednol etabonate and tobramycin eye drops. There was no inflammation in first week but now feel little inflammation with eye drops.reson?
I am using tobramycin eye drops , but i still can't sleep. My eyes burn when i close my eye lids. What can I use to ease the pain and get some sleep.
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Tobramycin ophthalmic solution eye drops, is it safe to use while breastfeeding? And also is it safe for ten month old baby to use?
Yes, and yes: it is a prescription medicine, so don't use it unless prescribed, best wishes ...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
Tobrex (tobramycin): Chlorampenical carries a small risk of blood dyscrasia whereas tobrex (tobramycin) has almost no side effects. If you have had an infection diagnosed, your ophthalmologist (not an optometrist i hope!) will prescribe the appropriate eyedrop. Chloramphenicol is practically unavailable in the usa and so you would have to what several days for the pharmacy to order it. ...Read more
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. Both are used by some physician with similar results. Trobrex no steroid. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
What to do if I put 5 eye drops of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) in my left eye by accident?
No problem: This will not injury your eye.Get a more detailed answer ›