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Tobrex is prescribed to treat eye infections. Tobrex (Tobramycin) is classified as an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It functions by preventing the growth of bacteria. Tobrex is prescribed to treat only bacterial eye infections and not other bacterial infections.
Do not wear contact lenses if prescribed Tobrex. Apply Tobrex eye solution to the affected eye(s) as per the following directions: Wash your hands. Do not to touch the tube tip or allow it to touch your eye. Pivot your head backward, look up and pull down your lower eyelid. Hold the dropper above your eye and place one drop in the eyelid. Look down and close your eyes for a couple of minutes.
Place a finger on the corner of your eye to prevent the medication from draining out. Prevent blinking and try to not rub your eye. Take as directed by your health care professional. Replace the dropper cap after use. Wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before using other eye medications. Use any prescribed eye drops before Tobrex to allow the eye drops to absorb in the eye.
Use Tobrex consistently to get the most benefit. Take this medication at the same time every day. Use Tobrex for the full time prescribed by your physician even if you no longer experience symptoms. If you do not complete the prescribed amount you risk a relapse of the infection. Speak with your physician if your condition persists or worsens.
Tearing, eye redness, eye discomfort, or eyelid itching/swelling may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
TOBRAMYCIN – OPHTHALMIC DROPS