Conjunctivitis. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is very effective antibiotic for an eye infection. It has prompt action and for most infectious conjunctivitis the eyes lo0k better in 48 hours. However should continue with the drops for 5-7 days.
Quickly, 1-2 days. The "dex" in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is dexamethasone, a powerful steroid that clears up redness and quiets inflammation. It usually works very quickly, but you need to continue the antibiotic part of the drop to get at the underlying cause of the conjunctivitis or red eye.
I had an allergic reaction to Tobrex drops for eyes, they have prescribed me Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) now for the ears. Are they different? Is it safe to take them?
No. You need to contact your doctor to get a substitute. Although the dexamethasone in Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may mask your allergic reaction to tobramycin initially, it will act up when you stop using the drop.
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.
Scratched my cornea 10 days ago. Went to dr and on tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic drops. Eye no longer hurts or red but vision still blurry?
Blurred vision after. Treatment with ophthalmic drops can occur from the cornea becoming dry or irritated. Sometimes the preservatives in the solution can cause dryness that blurs the vision. On the other hand, an infection of the cornea can infrequently cause blurred vision without discomfort as well. Since you were treated that is unlikely but a phone call to your doctor for conformation would be prudent.
Combo v. Antibiotic. TobraDex™ is a combination amino glycoside antibiotic & dexamethasone, a steroid, whereas Tobrex™ is just the amino glycoside. Both are used to treat infections, but the combo agent maybe employed to control associated inflammation in a variety of ocular diseases.
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!
There's something is in my eye or it's scratched; can I use the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) I got last year?
No. First you need to make sure any medication you use is not expired. Second tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains both an antibiotic and steroid. The problem is more the steroid which can possibly make an infection worse. Please see your eye doctor for the best prescription.