Please tell me about using tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) while pregnant?

Weigh risk/ benefit. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is pregnancy category c, meaning the effect on the baby is unclear, not known to be harmful but not regarded as generally safe in pregnancy. The absorption of tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) into the circulation ; subsequent transfer to ; effect on the baby is likely low. But I use extreme caution when prescribing any medication in pregnancy and strongly consider risks, benefits, and alternatives.

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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...