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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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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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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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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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Using tobramycin opthalmic solution and after 3 times of drops my eyes are very puffy and the whites of my eyes are watery clear. Is this normal?

Using tobramycin opthalmic solution and after 3 times of drops my eyes are very puffy and the whites of my eyes are watery clear.  Is this normal?

Allergic reaction?: You might have been give tobramycin (antibiotics) ophthalmic solution drops for possible infection. Puffiness could be due to possible infection or the result of allergic reaction to the applied drops. If the symptoms get worse you should let your prescribing ophthalmologist know who may consider changing the antibiotics drops if the need persists. ...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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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?

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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