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Tobrex Eye Ointment is made up of an antibiotic called tobramycin. We carry both the brand choice and generic alternative of this medication in 0.30%!
Tobrex Eye Ointment is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. This includes bacterial infections of the respiratory system (like acute otitis media (AOM) or diphtheria), skin (like boils or impetigo), ears, and sexually transmitted diseases (like chlamydia or gonorrhea). This medication will not help viral or fungal infections.
Tobrex Eye Ointment (tobramycin) is effective at treating bacterial infections because as an antibiotic, Tobrex Eye Ointment is able to stop the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. This will allow the immune system to fight the infection faster and easier.
Make sure to follow the directions given to you by your doctor. To prevent further spreading of bacteria, ensure you; wash your hands before and after each use; do not touch the tip of the tube; this includes touching it to objects as well as yourself.
Use this medication for the full prescribed amount, even if you feel your infection has healed. Stopping this treatment too soon can cause the infection to come back or allow for resistance (troubles treating the infection).
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and children.
How to administer ointment
Do not use Tobrex Eye Ointment (tobramycin)
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to tobramycin, or if you have a viral or fungal infection in your eye. Do not use this product on a baby aged 0-2 months.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergy to antibiotics such as amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, streptomycin, or vancomycin.
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.
Tobrex Eye Ointment may pass into breast milk and has potential to harm a nursing infant. Do not breast feed while using this medication.
Common side effects of Tobrex Eye Ointment (tobramycin) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Tobrex Eye Ointment (tobramycin) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects or, 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 children use this medication?
Yes, children may use this eye ointment if prescribed by a doctor. Children as young as 2 months old can use Tobrex Eye Ointment.
How should I store this medication?
The lid should be tightly closed when not in use and kept in room temperature. Moisture and heat may affect the drug; keep protected from moisture and heat.
What is the average dosing for this medication?
Commonly, Tobrex Eye Ointment is used once or twice in the affected eye every 4 hours. For a more severe infection, eye Ointment may be administered every 2 hours.
What should I avoid while using Tobrex Eye Ointment?
Avoid wearing contact lenses during the time of treatment. The color of the lenses may become affected by this drug.
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