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What is Tobramycin used for?

Tobramycin is an ophthalmic solution prescribed for the treatment of eye infections that are caused by bacteria. It is an aminoglycoside-type antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Tobramycin?

The dosage of Tobramycin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Before applying Tobramycin eye drops, wash your hands. Do not touch the dropper tip.

What if you miss a dose of Tobramycin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Tobramycin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Tobramycin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Tobramycin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Tobramycin?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Tobramycin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Tobramycin can interact with other eye drops or eye ointments.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Tobramycin?

Like other medicines, Tobramycin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Tobramycin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Tobramycin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Tobramycin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Tobramycin can cause side effects such as eye redness, burning, stinging, irritation, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, eyelid itching, and eye discomfort. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Tobramycin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Tobramycin?

Is it possible for me to apply Tobramycin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Tobramycin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Tobramycin?
How will Tobramycin work in my body?
How should Tobramycin be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Tobramycin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Tobramycin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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