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Tobramycin For Infant
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
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
My baby was born today. Hospital says they want to use tobramycin eye drops to prevent infections as a precaution. Is it safe?
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
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
Most Viral: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...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. ...Read more
Not helpful: Chalazia are the end product of the body's attempt to defeat a stye. They are an encysted nodule in the lid. Tobramycin and other antibiotics will not enter the chalazion so they will have no effect. Some chalazia spontaneously disappear, but if yours is obvious or troublesome, your ophthalmologist can suggest in office ways to get rid of it. ...Read more
It depends on blood: Level and pharmacokinetics. If nebulized, you may get less of it in your blood than IV. Speak to your prescribing doctor, and pharmacist about it, and do get a baseline hearing test so you know what that is. SO, it's not based on time per se, but on cumulative dosing in your blood. You need to find out your steady state level. ...Read more
Can you tell me about how long it takes for someone using nebulized tobramycin to begin losing their hearing?
This is not time: Dependent but dose dependent. Your persrcibing doctor should keep tract of the doseage. ...Read more
Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]
N95 mask: I don't know the answer. But an important advise, make sure the n95 mask is fit for you size. There a method to get measured, otherwise you may not be protected. ...Read more
Why do we give 1/2 dose (150) inhaled tobramycin, twice a day? Could 36lb kids get a full dose once daily to same effect? (trach w colonized pseudom)
Antibiotic dosing: Your body breaks down antibiotics at a steady rate, and it takes a certain amount of antibiotic for it to work. If you were to only dose the tobramycin once a day, it will be too low to work in ~12-16 hrs; by using it twice a day, you keep it in your system & it works much better. ...Read more
Antibiotic: Intravenous tobramycin is an antibiotic used to treat various kinds of infections caused by gram negative organisms. Hospital acquired pneumonia is a common scenario where IV tobramycin is used. Topical tobramycin can be used to treat conjunctivitis and external ear infections. ...Read more
Ophthalmic?: Tobramycin comes in injectable forms for intramuscular and intravenous usage. It is also available in an ophthalmic preparation for ocular infections. I presume you are asking about the eye medication formulation. Typically it is used one drop to affected eye (s) 4 times/day for 7 to 10 days then stopped. ...Read more
Tobramycin: Was it given as an ointment? If yes, it means 1/4 inch to area affected 2x per day for 7 days. Send us a photo of the bottle or tube if not. ...Read more
See below: The injectable or eyedrop forms of tobramycin should clear your body within 24 hours. However, if you have been told your kidneys don’t work as well as they should, it could take as long as 3 days for the tobramycin to clear. On the other hand, if you have cystic fibrosis and take the drug by inhaling it, it takes a little over a day to be eliminated from the body. ...Read more
Resistance to tobi (tobramycin): Yes you can develop resistance to tobi (tobramycin) after prolonged use, like with any other antibiotics, and you have to take cultures to confirm the resitance. Intermittent use of tobi (tobramycin) is preferred as there is less chance of resistance that way. ...Read more