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Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

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Product 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 (e.g., 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
  • Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops

In Bacterial eye / ear infections

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, soreness or ear discharge caused due to eye/ear infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

In Treatment of Bacterial eye infections

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is an antibiotic medicine. It works by stopping the growth of the bacteria that is causing the infection. It helps relieve symptoms such as pain, redness, itching, or soreness caused due to eye infections. The dose and duration of treatment will be decided by your doctor based on your condition. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

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)
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation
  • Eye redness
  • Eye itching

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.
Breast feeding
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.
  • Can I stop taking Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops when I feel better?
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops may cause damage to cornea on long-term use.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS
Action Class
Aminoglycosides

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
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FAQs

Q. Is Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops effective?

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops?

No, you should not stop using Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. You may experience improvement in your symptoms before the infection is completely cleared. Therefore, for better results, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence prevent complete healing.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops?

If you forget to use Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops, do not worry and continue using Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops avoided?

Use of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops?

Keep Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

Q. Does Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops have a steroid in it?

No, Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops alone does not have steroids in it. It is an antibiotic, which means that it is effective against bacterial infections. It is not effective against viral or fungal infections and hence should not be used in these kinds of infections. Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops may be combined with steroids such as dexamethasone.

Q. What bacteria does Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops kill?

Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops is effective against a wide range of bacteria. Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops must be used only against susceptible bacteria. A whole gamut of bacteria that can be killed by Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops includes S. Aureus and S. epidermidis, some species of Streptococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii, most Proteus vulgaris strains, Haemophilus influenza, and H. aegyptius, Moraxella lacunata, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, and some Neisseria species. Your doctor will evaluate whether this medicine is suitable for your condition.

Q. How long should you use Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops?

The doctor will decide the duration of treatment which will depend on the severity of infection. For instance, if you have mild to moderate eye infection, your doctor will advise 1-2 eye drops, 4 times a day, usually. In severe infections, you may be prescribed 2 drops every hour. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. You should use it exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Q. How should Tobastar Eye/Ear Drops be used?

You should wash your hands before using the eye drops. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anywhere else. Tilt your head slightly and instill one drop. Close your eyes for 2 or 3 minutes with your head tipped down, avoid blinking or squinting. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct. If you use more than one drop, wait about 5 minutes between the drops. Wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.

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Expires on or after: October, 2022

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