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TOZEN F EYE DROP

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Composition for TOZEN F

Tobramycin(3 mg),Fluorometholone(1 mg)

food interaction for TOZEN F

alcohol interaction for TOZEN F

pregnancy interaction for TOZEN F

lactation interaction for TOZEN F

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tozen f 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 TOZEN F

Tobramycin(3 mg)

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
Fluorometholone(1 mg)

Uses

Fluorometholone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Fluorometholone binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate inflammation in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin [type of protein involved in clotting process] deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte [large white blood cells that can swallow and digest microbes and other foreign particles] migration).

Common side effects

Punctate keratitis, Rash, Allergic reaction, Blurred vision, Cataract, Increased blood supply to eye, Increased blood flow to conjunctiva (part of eye), Altered taste, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Eyelid swelling, Foreign body sensation, Eye irritation, Increased intraocular pressure, Infection, Increased production of tears, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Secondary infections, Eye swelling, Ulcerative keratitis, Visual field defect, Visual impairment, Eye itching

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Expert advice for TOZEN F

  • 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 TOZEN F

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.

Fluorometholone

Q.Does fluorometholone treat pink eye?
Fluorometholone is used for treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva; relives redness and itching. It must not be used for undiagnosed red eye condition. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluorometholone an antibiotic?
No, fluorometholone is not an antibiotic. Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q.Is fluorometholone a steroid?
Yes, fluorometholone is a steroid. Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines called synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). It is used to relive inflammatory condition of the eye

Q.Is fluorometholone over the counter?
Fluorometholone may be available over-the-counter, however, always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluorometholone safe?
Fluorometholone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is fluorometholone generic?
Yes, fluorometholone is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

Q.How does fluorometholone work?
Fluorometholone belongs to a group of medicines synthetic corticosteroid (glucocorticoid). Fluorometholone binds to its receptors and controls the production of certain chemicals that mediate infections in the body, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory reactions (such as swelling, fibrin deposition, capillary dilatation, phagocyte migration)

Q.How long does it take for fluorometholone to work?
Fluorometholone once instilled the eye begins its action

Q.What is fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension used for?
Fluorometholone is used to treat inflammation of parts of conjunctiva such as the palpebral conjunctive (a clear membrane, which coats the inside of the eyelids.) and bulbar conjunctiva (a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye)

Q.How much does fluorometholone cost?
The price of fluorometholone may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)