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Composition for TOBOX

Tobramycin(NA),Moxifloxacin(NA)

food interaction for TOBOX

alcohol interaction for TOBOX

pregnancy interaction for TOBOX

lactation interaction for TOBOX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Tobox eye drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TOBOX

Tobramycin(NA)

Uses

Tobramycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Oral fungal infection, Rash, Thoracic pain, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Shortness of breath, Cough, Dizziness, Dry eye, Gastric pain, Fungal infection, Headache, Hearing loss, Coughing up blood, Liver toxicity, Hoarseness of voice, Increased saliva production, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Tongue ulcer, Ringing in ear, Sore throat, Weakness, Increased sputum production
Moxifloxacin(NA)

Uses

Moxifloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB).

How it works

Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Increased sweating, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Vaginal itching, Weakness, White spots in the mouth, White patches on the tongue, White spots in the throat, Constipation, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for TOBOX

No substitutes found

Expert advice for TOBOX

  • Do not use tobramycin if you are allergic to it or any other component in the formulation.
  • Driving and using machinery should be avoided in cases where tobramycin usage causes dizziness or eye drops cause blurring of vision.
  • Do not mix or dilute your tobramycin with any other medicine in your nebulizer.
  • If you are taking several different treatments for cystic fibrosis, you should take them in the following order: bronchodilator (e.g. salbutamol), then chest physiotherapy, followed by inhaled medicines, and then tobramycin.
  • Do not use contact lenses when on treatment with tobramycin eye drops.
  • If you are using more than one eye drop, keep a gap of at least 5-10 minutes between two different eye drops.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: neuromuscular disorders such as parkinsonism, myasthenia gravis (characterized by movement disorders and/or muscle weakness); coughing up blood in your sputum; kidney problem.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever experienced in the past: ringing in ears, any other problems with hearing, dizziness while taking tobramycin.

Frequently asked questions for TOBOX

Tobramycin

Q.Is tobramycin a sulfa drug or penicillin antibiotic?
No. Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used to treat Pseudomonas infections and other serious infections in patients (6 years and older) with cystic fibrosis

Q.Does tobramycin treat styes, Pseudomonas, pink eye, staphylococcus and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Tobramycin/dexamethasone combination can be used to cure pink eye and styes, which are superficial eye and eyelid infections. Tobramycin treats Pseudomonas infections however it is not drug of choice in the treatment of staphylococcus or MRSA

Q.Is tobramycin safe for infants?
No. Due to high propensity for kidney and internal ear damage, tobramycin shouldn't be given to infants

Q.Is tobramycin over the counter?
No. Tobramycin belongs to schedule H and can be obtained only on production of valid prescription

Q.Is tobramycin the same as ofloxacin?
No. Tobramycin and Ofloxacin belong to different class of antibiotics, and are used to treat different sets of infections.

Moxifloxacin

Q.Is moxifloxacin / Moxicip safe?
Yes. Moxifloxacin (also available as Moxicip) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is moxifloxacin an antibiotic/ steroid/ penicillin / a sulfa drug?
Moxifloxacin is an antibiotic and not a steroid / penicillin / sulfa drug. It belongs to a class of drugs called fluoroquinolone antibiotics and kills a wide range of infection causing bacteria. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of moxifloxacin is different from sulfa drugs

Q.Is moxifloxacin strong?
Moxifloxacin is a broad spectrum antibiotic, effective in killing a wide range of bacteria and can be used against a variety of infections (infections of sinuses, airways, lungs, genital tract, abdominal infections, and infections of skin and eye). It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is moxifloxacin stronger than amoxicillin?
Moxifloxacin and amoxicillin are two different antibiotics effective against a wide range of infection causing bacteria and have different mechanisms of action. A comparison between moxifloxacin and amoxicillin cannot be drawn.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)