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Tobracid Eye Ointment


Overview

Uses of Tobracid Eye Ointment

Tobracid Eye Ointment is used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections.

Tobracid Eye Ointment side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Tobracid Eye Ointment

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 tube close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the tube and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.

How Tobracid Eye Ointment works

Tobracid Eye Ointment is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats your eye infection.

Tobracid Eye Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tobracid Eye Ointment 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Tobracid Eye Ointment is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Tobracid Eye Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Tobracid Eye Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Tobracid Eye Ointment, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tobracid Eye Ointment to treat bacterial infections of the eye. 
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 
  • Tobracid Eye Ointment 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 within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tobracid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tenvir AF
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vistovanc
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Heptavir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
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Brand(s): Albapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zidohope
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Durapen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Torsevent
SERIOUS
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tobracid

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I had faced an accident before a year and due to that I dameged my left eye cornea. And after some months doctor found bacterial infection. And sinces then I am treating for it. Now problem is bacterial infections has been stuck beteween layers according to doctor. And thats its get control for while and again gets active. And due to that my scar in eyes have also been fat. My vision right now is around 50% bur not clear whitness vision due to scar in centre of eye. Docot are suggesting for cornea transplant but still waiting. I dont know why. So what should I do? Should o go for transplant.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
If the infection is not going then transplant will be an option. But the way you have described it, it may not be infection but something else. There will always be a difference between what patient describes to what has been told by the doctor. Please consult your doctor. Cannot advise without examination
Heavy eye infection since last 8 daysHi. Please send suitable medinices for the above mentioned infection.
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Infections are of several types. It cud be told by doc. So better get examined and take treatment under supervision
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FAQs

Q. How long does Tobracid takes to work?

Usually, Tobracid 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 Tobracid?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Tobracid 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 Tobracid if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobracid 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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