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Is it safe for humans to use tobramycin ophthalmic solution USP (.3%)?

Is it safe for humans to use tobramycin ophthalmic solution USP (.3%)?

Eye drop use: This is a commonly used eye drop when used for susceptible bacterial pink eye only if and only if a person has no allergy to it or the preservative used in the solution. ...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 wear my contacts while using tobramycin ophthalmic solution?

Can I wear my contacts while using tobramycin ophthalmic solution?

Not Usually: No usually this is not recommended but it depends on why you are using tobramycin. Typically, we would halt contact lens use unless the contact lens has a theraputic purpose and was recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is tobramycin ophthalmic solution safe for humans?

Probably yes: Tobramycin ophthalmic solution 0.3% is a fairly common eye drop, or at least used to be. If it is a veterinary preparation, it should probably not be used in humans. That said, it is probably the same drop. In general, it is not a good idea to self diagnose and treat. Please see a competent eye care professional, and get an evaluation! ...Read more

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I need to know what is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usp?

I need to know what is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usp?

It is: An antibiotic/steroid combination drop. It should not be used except under the direction of an ophthalmologist. ...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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After I use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drops, can I put my contacts back in?

After I use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drops, can I put my contacts back in?

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

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How many days are you to use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic 10ml eye drops?

How many days are you to use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic 10ml eye drops?

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

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Can I take torbramycin ophthalmic solution if I have itchy eyes?

No: It doesn't treat itching, and tobramycin is irritating to the ocular surface. ...Read more

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Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

Can my 2 year old son use sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution usp, 10%, he weighs 30 lbs.?

If it was prescribed: For him by his pediatrician or pediatric ophthalmologist, yes. If it was prescribed for someone else, no, because of risk of cross-contamination. ...Read more

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Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

Can gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution USP be used for a stye?

No,: A stye is not an infection. It is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid. Gentamicin is an antibiotic and will do nothing to treat it. Use warm compresses for 5 minutes frequently during the day instead. ...Read more

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Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Is polymyxin b sulfate and trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP used for styes?

Not usually: Antibiotics are generally ineffective for treatment of stye or chalazion, which are caused by blockage of oil ducts, not by infection. The best treatment for stye is warm compresses and lid scrubs with baby shampoo to unblock the oil gland and allow it to drain. ...Read more

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Is ofloxacin ophthalmic solution USP used for ear infections?

Is ofloxacin ophthalmic solution USP used for ear infections?

While: Ophthalmic solution might be substituted there is an otic solution that is designed for some types of ear infections. Ofloxacin otic may be used for treatment of Otitis Externa, Acute Otitis Media in children with tympanostomy tubes and Chronic Supporative Otitis Media with perforated Ear drum (with susceptible microorganisms). ...Read more

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Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use polymyxinB sulfate trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP to make sure no infection.?

Kitten scratched my eyeball. Is it safe to use polymyxinB sulfate trimethoprim ophthalmic solution USP to make sure no infection.?

Should be: Again, should be safe unless you have an allergy. This type of injury should be seen by an eye MD. The antibiotic drops treat only bacteria that are susceptible to them, so it certainly is not a guarantee. There are bacteria resistant to each antibiotic. Also, fungal infections are not treated with antibiotics; they have their own special medicines. ...Read more

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Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Help! Could sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution USP can be used to treat ear infections?

Antibiotic eye drops: Can be used to treat external ear canal infections as long as this is prescribed by your physician. On the other hand, you should not use ear drops to treat eye infections. ...Read more

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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension for?

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

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more

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Can you use tobramycin ophthalmic drops with a sulfa/bactrim allergy?

Can you use tobramycin ophthalmic drops with a sulfa/bactrim allergy?

Yes: They're different. However, no guarantee there won't be another allergy. ...Read more

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What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usually given for?

What is tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension usually given for?

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

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Why did they combine tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic in an eye drop?

Why did they combine tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic in an eye drop?

Works well: In eye disease it is often infection and resultant inflammation that cause problems. Treating both inflammation and infection simultaneously can reduce vision loss and speed recovery in eye disease. This is not true in every case of infection though. ...Read more

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Following the use of tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drop can I put contacts in, what to do?

Following the use of tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic eye drop can I put contacts in, what to do?

Maybe: It depends on why you are using the drops. If for an infection or inflammation caused by the lenses, then no.

If it's for something else, then probably, but you should know that the Dexamethasone can precipitate onto many lenses and ruin the lense. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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