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Tobracin Eye Drop

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Tobracin Eye Drop is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (e.g., conjunctivitis) and the eyelids (e.g., blepharitis). It may also help to prevent an infection after an eye injury or surgery.

Tobracin Eye Drop stops the growth of bacteria and thereby helps to cure the underlying infection. Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering this medicine in the eye. Wait for at least 5 minutes before applying any other eye medication. 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 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 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 when first used. Therefore, do not drive immediately after administering this medicine. Contact lenses should not be worn while you are using this medicine or while you have an active eye infection.

Uses of Tobracin Eye Drop

  • Bacterial eye infections

Benefits of Tobracin Eye Drop

In Bacterial eye infections

Tobracin Eye Drop 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 Tobracin Eye Drop

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 Tobracin

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

How to use Tobracin Eye Drop

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 without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Tobracin Eye Drop works

Tobracin Eye Drop 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tobracin Eye Drop 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
Tobracin Eye Drop 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
Tobracin Eye Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Tobracin Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Tobracin Eye Drop, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tobracin Eye Drop to treat bacterial infections of the eye. 
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. 
  • Tobracin Eye Drop 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tobracin 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
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Alendrate, Alenost, Aldrofos
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Swelling on right eye since morning.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
Eye drop zymer 2 drop both eye three time ( every 8 hour ) for 2-3 days
In new born babys (11 days)left side eye tears and waste products r coming is there any problm
Dr. Amit Modi
Paediatrics
Ur baby might have eye infection. You can try eye drop tobramycin 1 drop in affected eye 4 times a day for two days.
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FAQs

Q. Does Tobracin have a steroid in it?

No, Tobracin alone does not have steroid 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 kind of infections. Tobracin may be combined with a steroid like dexamethasone.

Q. What bacteria does Tobracin kill?

Tobracin is effective against a wide range of bacteria. It is important that Tobracin should be used only against susceptible bacteria. A whole gamut of bacteria which can be killed by Tobracin include 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 influenzae 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 Tobracin?

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 Tobracin 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 instil 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.

Q. Is Tobracin effective?

Tobracin 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 Tobracin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Tobracin?

If you forget a dose of Tobracin, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects. Try not to skip a dose at all.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Tobracin should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Tobracin can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

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

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform the doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Tobracin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobracin without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. Is Tobracin safe?

Tobracin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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