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

Limit the Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Tobradex is OK but limit it's use as it can raise the ocular pressure or cause allergy. Alrex is a better choice. Fluromethalone or FMLdrops can be used with less side effects. Optivar, Zaditor, (ketotifen) Patanol or other antihistamine drops are the best choices. Use the Tobradex Alrex or FML drops sparingly. Read more...
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...

Can tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

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...

Could tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) cure "pink eye"?

Yes. But can also make some "pink eye" conditions worse from the "dex" (dexamethasone = steroid) portion of the drop. A true bacterial "pink eye" only needs the antibiotic portion; in this case the tobramycin. Read more...

How many times a day do you use tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for pink eye?

Won't help. Pink eye is almost always viral, in which case tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) (which is an antibiotic/steroid combination) won't help. If it's truly pink eye, just use artificial tears and wait it out. And wash your hands a lot. Read more...

Diagn by ophthalmologist with viral conjunctivitus; He prescribed Maxitrol, been using Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) for 5 days (still V red).eithr bad? Much controvrsy?! help

Don't use both. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) has an antibiotic and steroid in it, and Maxitrol is a steroid, so you're overkilling with steroids, and they can increase intraocular pressure. So follow your eye doctor's lead. Call him/her if it's not working well. Use lubricating drops (nonpreservative), stop doing computer work while your eyes are healing, as it will increase redness, reduce blink reflex, and take longer to heal. Read more...
Get it rechecked. Both medications have antibiotics and steroid. He may have justification of prescribing more of the same. Read more...

I have pink eye from my son. Without insurance temporarily so I used old tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) that expired last yr. Can't afford to go to doc. Will it work?

Conjuctivitis. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication. You can not use a steroid medication for an eye infection it can cause complications. You should apply for emergency medicaid. Some hospitals have programs for care for the uninsured. You can ask for this assistance when you register to be evaluated in the emergency room. You should not delay treatment for an eye infection. Read more...
Not best choice. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains dexamethasone, a steroid that can make some infections worse, while making the user actually feel better. It may be the wrong medicine to use in the case of a viral infection. There is also a chance that the potency of the medicine has diminished to the point if being ineffective.. Read more...

I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes. It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. Read more...