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Tobren F Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Tobren F Eye Drop is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the growth of bacteria and helps in relieving redness, itching and swelling.

Tobren F Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. 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.

The most common side effects include discomfort and irritation at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose or mouth, immediately rinse it with water. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are allergic to this medicine or taking any other medication. This medicine is safe to use in breastfeeding mothers. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after use of this medicine as it may cause blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.

Uses of Tobren F Eye Drop

Side effects of Tobren F Eye Drop

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.

How to use Tobren F 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 Tobren F Eye Drop works

Tobren F Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Tobramycin and Fluorometholone. Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Fluorometholone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tobren F 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
Tobren F Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Tobren F Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tobren F Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Tobren F Eye Drop is used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film, two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. 
  • Do not apply it to broken skin and avoid getting it in your eyes, nose or mouth. 
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • It may cause temporary burning, itching or a redness at application site. This is usually mild. Consult your doctor if you experience a more severe reaction.
  • Inform your doctor if your skin problem hasn't improved after seven days of treatment.

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. How to use Tobren F?

Wash your hands before using Tobren F to avoid contamination, and do not touch the tip of a dropper. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the Tobren F. For using Tobren F tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch and place a drop of this medicine in the pouch.

Q. Can I stop taking Tobren F when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Tobren F and finish the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start to feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Take your medicine for the duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can the use of Tobren F cause blurry vision?

Tobren F can make your eyes blurred for a short period of time. Avoid driving or operating machinery just after using Tobren F.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Tobren F?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

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References
  1. MedIndia. Fluorometholone + Tobramycin. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Tobramycin. Camberley: Novartis Pharmaceuticals; 2001 [revised 26 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019 (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Fluorometholone. Marlow: Allergan Limited; 2003 [revised Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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