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Doctor insights on: Tobramycin Sulfacetamide Treating Conjunctivitis

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

No: This medication would be used for bacterial conjunctivitis which can be a secondary complication of allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can I safely use Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) suspension instead if Alrex for a mild case of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid steroids: Tobradex and Alrex have steroids and should be reserved for use under supervision by an ophthalmologist because of potential side effects. Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are safer and effective choices. ...Read more

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Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts. ?

Yesterday found out I have acute allergic conjunctivitis in my right eye. I was prescribed tobrex (tobramycin). Wondering when can I wear my contacts.  ?

Wait: Tobrex (tobramycin) is an antibiotic used for bacterial eye infections. I recommend discontinuing contact lenses until your infection is resolved, usually 7-10 days. Now if you truly have an allergic conjunctivitis, then you are on the wrong medication. If you have goopy, sticky discharge and only have itchy watery eyes with scant stringy discharge, then i'd use otc zaditor™ twice daily for symptom control. ...Read more

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What is better for bacterial conjunctivitis? Zylet, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Depends: Zylet and tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) are very similar they both have an antibiotic - tobramycin and a steroid. Zylet has a milder steroid than tobramycin. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Nebcin (Definition)

Nebcin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more