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Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

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Overview

Introduction

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic instilled in the eye to treat bacterial infections of the eye (e.g. conjunctivitis). Additionally, it may be instilled in the ear to treat bacterial infections of the ear (eg. otitis externa).

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops also helps to prevent an infection after eye/ear injury or surgery. It fights the infection by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to resolve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye/ear. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other medication to the same eye/ear. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

It is a broad-spectrum type of antibiotic effective in killing many types of bacteria. However, it will not work for other types of eye/ear infections (e.g. viral) and therefore, should only be used if prescribed by your doctor. Unnecessary use of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness in the future.

Common side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye/ear irritation, burning sensation, itching, and redness after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. It may cause some short-term blurring of vision. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine in the eye. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine for an eye infection.

Uses of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

  • Bacterial eye / ear infections

Side effects of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tobastar

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

This medicine is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops works

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops Eye/Ear Drop to treat bacterial infections of the eye/ear. 
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tobastar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Can i use festive ofloxacin eye/ear drops for 2 years kids
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
i think without indication no ear/eye drop should be used. First visit ent specialista nd than only start it
I have left ear problem. I am not able to listen any thing by left ear. I have very high tinnitus. Is is sudden however in childhood my capability to listen was little bit decreased due to a child fight. At that time in eardrum one hole was happed but at not hole was self fixed. Plz guide as one doctor said that I will not be able to listen in future from left ear as I have s n loss. I have attached audiometric report .
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Consult ear specialist. U made query to eye specialist
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FAQs

Q. How long does Tobastar takes to work?

Usually, Tobastar starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Tobastar?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Tobastar or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Tobastar if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobastar and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. MacDougall C, Chambers HF. Aminoglycosides. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1516.
  2. Chambers HF, Deck DH. Aminoglycosides & Spectinomycin. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 812.
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