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Loses Effectiveness: Expiration dates are assigned because medications can lose their potency or may become contaminated. Do not use medications after the expiration date and never treat yourself without the guidance and advice of a physician. ...Read more
Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more
Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (tobramycin & dexamethasone) still effective a month after expiration date?
No: You should respect expiration dates on medications and not use them after they have expired. ...Read more
Tobramycin side effects "prolonged or overuse can lead to eye problems such as fungal infections, risk of glaucoma and cataracts". Define prolonged?
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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
Can anyone tell me is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (tobramycin & dexamethasone) effective after expiration date?
Less effective: Udually, the potency or effectiveness of certain medications wear off. Do not use expired meds. ...Read more
Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...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
See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type i you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more
Accidental ingestion of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops, should I be concerned?
Once you place the: eye drop, part of it drains into passages in your eyelids. It naturally reaches your nose and then drains into your throat and stomach. That's why you can sometimes taste the drop after placing it on your eye. The amounts ingested from the prescribed dosing would not be a concern. Placing your finger over the tear duct after you put the drop will minimize the amount draining into your nose. ...Read more
Minimal effect: Tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) a fine combination product of tobramycin and Dexamethasone for topical use on the eye, will not penetrate into a formed chalazion. This is a cystic wall around the products of inflammation from a previous stye. Heat application in a diligent manner may get rid of the chalazion but some have to be surgically removed in a minor office procedure. ...Read more
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more