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Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

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


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Can you use tobramycin on a 3 month old baby?

Can you use tobramycin on a 3 month old baby?

Yes: Usually used for eye drops. If infant is ill and hospitalized with a bacterial infection, tobramycin is sometimes chosen for threatment. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 works quicker tobrex (tobramycin) or sulphaceptamide?

Which works quicker tobrex (tobramycin) or sulphaceptamide?

For what?: These are both antibiotics and they work usually the same for viral illnesses. For proven bacterial conjunctivitis tobrex (tobramycin) is bacteriostatic and works a little quicker. Don't self medicate. See your family dr. ...Read more

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What is tobramycin opthalmic solution for?

What is tobramycin opthalmic solution for?

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

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Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

Is tobramycin prescribed for conjunctivitus?

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

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Tobramycin still the best for conjunctivitus?

Tobramycin still the best for conjunctivitus?

Not usually: Most conjunctivitis is caused by an infectious viral agent (s) which is unaffected by tobramycin which is an anti-bacterial. See your ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, make sure it is not something else, and for recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you use tobrex (tobramycin) to treat a chalazion?

Can you use tobrex (tobramycin) to treat 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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After taking tobramycin how long am I still contagious?

A full course: Of antibiotics is the only way to become noncaontagious. This also depends on the infection and the bacterial susceptibility to the antibiotic. Do not stop taking the medicine just because you feel better. Complete the entire dosing regimen. ...Read more

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Can you use tobrex (tobramycin ointment) to treat a chalazion?

Can you use tobrex (tobramycin ointment) to treat a chalazion?

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

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I am nursing and am currently taking tobramycin 0.3% oph sol 5ml. Is this safe?

No: Tobramycin is not recommended to be used in nursing mothers. Medication even put into the eye will reach the general circulation and get into mother;s milk. Consult with your physician to change the medication. ...Read more

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How long before someone using nebulized tobramycin begins losing their hearing?

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

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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

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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)

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

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Tobramycin opthalmic okay for ears?

Eye drops for ears: Tobramycin eye drops have been prescribed in the past to treat outer ear infections, so this is not a problem. Conversely, ear drops should not be used in your eyes. ...Read more

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What are uses for tobramycin?

What are uses for tobramycin?

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

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Tobramycin how long to use it?

Tobramycin how long to use it?

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

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How long does tobramycin stay in your system?

7.5 to 17.5 hours: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of tobramycin ranges from 1.5 to 3.5 hours in persons with normal kidney function. Total drug elimination is considered to have occurred after 5 half lives or 7.5 to 17.5 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tobramycin?

Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective against gram negative organisms. ...Read more

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Prescribed tobramycin 1/4 bid ou x 7 days. What does this mean?

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

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How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

Depends: How quickly tobramycin exits your bloodstream is very dependent on your kidney function and how it is being given (dose and frequency). For typical dosing with normal kidney function, tobramycin will be out of your system in less than 24 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for tobramycin take to get out of your system?

Tobramycin: Tobramycin is an antibiotic.It can be taken as a pill or an eye drop or even given IV in the hospital. It is metabolized by our kidneys and liver in about 24 hours and secreted from our body in our urine. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for tobramycin take to get out of your system?

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

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Do you get resistance to tobi (tobramycin) after a certain amount of time?

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

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