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Has anyone ever prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) to someone pregnant?

Has anyone ever prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) to someone pregnant?

Not recommended: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains dexamethosone & is category c for use in pregnancy (benefits should outweigh risks). Animal studies show doubling of birth defects during pregnancy & long term use during pregnancy increases risk of small birth weight & intrauterine fetal death. The tobramycin aspect of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) appears to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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I have chalazion in my both eyes .. doctor prescribed Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) with fucithalmic drops.should i take both at same time? don't they have same effect?

 I have chalazion in my both eyes .. doctor prescribed Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)  with fucithalmic drops.should i take both at same time? don't they have same effect?

Useless treatment: These antibiotics will not penetrate a chalazion. They are not worth the expense or time to treat this condition. Try using lots of heat - a washcloth under very warm (but not hot) water held over the chalazion for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day. If persistent more than one week of this treatment, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.

Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.

Not correct treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a poor choice for treatment of these conditions. Blepharitis and dry eye often occur together and both disorders require treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management of these disorders. ...Read more

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I had an eye infection, and my ophthalmologist prescribed both tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops (both eyes) and ointment (affected eye). Is that an overkill?

I had an eye infection, and my ophthalmologist prescribed both tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops (both eyes) and ointment (affected eye). Is that an overkill?

Probably not: Eyedrops are in liquid and are effective for 1-2 hours until your natural tear flow removes them. Ointment is a nice adjunct for nighttime use as it coats the eye for many hours and therefore is effective while you sleep and do not have to awaken at 3 am to put in another eyedrop. ...Read more

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Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts , an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but still sensitive.

Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts , an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but  still sensitive.

Overwear syndrome: Sounds like you had a keratitis possibly from hypoxia due to overwear of your contact lenses. As long as your eye doctor ruled out a corneal ulcer your eyes will gradually recover. You may want to return to your physician to re-evaluate your present contact lens material and fit to avoid a recurrence. You may also want to be evaluated for dry eye which can decrease the contact lens performance. ...Read more

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Should i wash the stye after it popped? What should i do? I have tobradex ointment

Should i wash the stye after it popped? What should i do? I have tobradex ointment

Stye: Yes, keep up warm compresses, use diluted Tea Tree Oil (see cremersmd@blogspot.com) for instructions or Avenova spray & Tobradex ointment at night time for 5-7 more nights at bedtime. ...Read more

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I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

I have a small stye that has formed on my lower lid. Can I use tobradex (along with warm compress) to heal quicker?

Not helpful: Very warm (not hot) compresses applied 5 times per day for 5 minutes each time is the best option. Tobradex cannot penetrate a stye as it is sealed off from the outside. ...Read more

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How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

How effective is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Effective: To eased is a good medicine with good effectiveness but it depends on the diagnosis being treated. ...Read more

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Can I apply tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) every 4 or 5 hours?

Yes: I am guessing Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) was prescribed for a problem that your ophthalmologist found. If not then you should not be using this until a proper diagnosis is made. The normal prescription states use 4 times per day. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Combination: Combination of the antibiotic tobramycin and the steroid dexamethasone. This drug is used for many infectious and inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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