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Can I give my 2 week old baby Tobramycin eye drops?

Can I give my 2 week old baby Tobramycin eye drops?

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

Dr. Kevin Chung
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This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective ...Read more


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Can i give a 3 month old baby tobramycin eye drops if he has pink eye?

Can i give a 3 month old baby tobramycin eye drops if he has pink eye?

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

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My baby was born today. Hospital says they want to use tobramycin eye drops to prevent infections as a precaution. Is it safe?

My baby was born today. Hospital says they want to use tobramycin eye drops to prevent infections as a precaution. Is it safe?

Depends: U should speak to the person who is in charge of infectious disease monitoring at your hospital. In general, we don't think it is wise to use antibiotics too freely. That is how you you develop organisms. ...Read more

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What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

What types of pinkeye need tobramycin eye drops?

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

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Help doctors! what're uses for tobramycin eye drops?

Help doctors! what're uses for tobramycin eye drops?

Bacterial: Eye infections are the main use for these. They are also used to prevent infections in someone who has had recent eye surgery. ...Read more

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Tobramycin eye drops make me feel spaced out. Is this a normal side effect?

Tobramycin eye drops make me feel spaced out. Is this a normal side effect?

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

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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.

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.

OTC Systane Gel: 1st...If you have been on tobramycin for over 2 weeks you may be developing toxicity or allergy to it. Discuss this with your doc. Nighttime gel or even refresh pm eye ointment can be very soothing for irritation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Which is the best eye drops tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

Which is the best eye drops  tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

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

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Which is the best eye drops-- tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

Which is the best eye drops-- tobrex (tobramycin) or chloramphenicol?

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

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Accidental overuse of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops?

Accidental overuse of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops?

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

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What are the differences between tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and tobrex eye drops?

What are the differences between tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) and tobrex eye drops?

Combo v. Antibiotic: TobraDex™ is a combination amino glycoside antibiotic & dexamethasone, a steroid, whereas Tobrex™ is just the amino glycoside. Both are used to treat infections, but the combo agent maybe employed to control associated inflammation in a variety of ocular diseases. ...Read more

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