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Tobradex Eye Drops are an ophthalmic solution made up of two different drugs; a corticosteroid called dexamethasone; and an aminoglycoside antibiotic called tobramycin. We carry the brand choice Tobradex (Eye Drops) in 0.30%/0.1%. 

Tobradex Eye Drops (tobramycin/dexamethasone) is used to treat and/or prevent eye inflammation caused by uveitis, eye injury, radiation, chemical burns, or other conditions. It is used when there is risk of bacterial infection, which is a factor of each previously listed condition (like eye injury or chemical burns). It will not help prevent or treat fungal or viral infections, only bacterial infections.

Tobradex Eye Drops (tobramycin/dexamethasone) is effective at treating and preventing eye inflammation (caused by bacteria) because the antibiotic agent is able to stop the growth of the bacteria while the steroid is able to reduce the swelling (inflammation). This not only reduces inflammation, but also allows the immune system to work more efficiently.

How to administer Tobradex Eye Drops

1.       Tilt your head back

2.       Look upward

3.       Form a pouch by pulling down on your lower eye lid

4.       Hold dropper above eye; apply 1 drop into the pouch

5.       Look down and gently close your eyes for 1 – 2 minutes

Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Instructions can usually also be found on the prescription or prescription bottle/container.

Do not use these eye drops when you are wearing contact lenses; this drug may discolor them. Wait at least 10 minutes before putting your contacts back in. If the color of the solution has changed; do not use the medication. Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve within 48 hours. Store this medication at room temperature in a low risk area of moisture and heat. Do not freeze this product.


Do not use Tobradex Eye Drops (tobramycin/dexamethasone)

Do not use this medication if you have a fungal or viral infection in your eyes (this includes herpes simplex), or if you are allergic to dexamethasone or tobramycin.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

Tell your doctor before treatment if you have ever had glaucoma or cataracts, or if you have had cataract surgery.


The effects of this medication have not been established in unborn babies. Speak with your doctor about using this medication while pregnant before starting treatment.

Tobradex Eye Drops may pass into breast milk and has potential to harm a nursing infant. Do not breast feed while using this medication.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Tobradex Eye Drops (tobramycin/dexamethasone) may include:

minor burning or stinging.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Tobradex Eye Drops (tobramycin/dexamethasone) may include:

severe eye redness, itching, or swelling; blurred vision, tunnel vision, seeing halos around lights; pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes; slow healing after eye surgery; or signs of eye infection--redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.

Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.


Can Tobradex Eye Drops cause an overdose? If so, what are the signs?

Yes, an overdose can be caused by ingesting this product. Signs may include itchy, red, and/or watery eyes or sensitivity to light

Will I need frequent vision tests while using this product?

If you use this product for more than 10 days; you may be required to have multiple vision tests to monitor the pressure in your eye.

How long should I wait if I have other eye drops/eye ointments to use?

If you are using other eye medications, you should allow a 5-10 minute time frame in between medication application. Always apply eye drops before applying eye ointments (to avoid administering issues).

What will overuse of this product result in?

Overuse of Tobradex Eye Drops can result in a new fungal infection and may also increase you risk for other eye problems such as glaucoma or cataracts.

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