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.

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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. Read more...

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.

Get a second opinion. Firtst, clean lashes with a 50% solution on warm water and baby soap. Next, get a sexcond opinion or a different eye mediciation- you may be sensitive to the Tobra Dex. 10 months is simply too long. Read more...
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...

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...

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?

Eye antibiotics. Your doctor prescribed 2 antibiotics for a reason, and would not have prescribed them if not necessary. I advise you to follow your doctor's instructions, especially with your history of high iop. If you are still concerned about the combination of the 2 antibiotics, call your doctor. Read more...
Must have been. Severe. Infections usually only need drops. Ointment is ok at night time but blurs the vision. Read more...
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...