Information about Tobramycin

Tobramycin Uses

Tobramycin is used in the treatment of Bacterial eye infections.

How Tobramycin works

Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects of Tobramycin

Eye irritation, Burning sensation, Eye redness, Eye itching
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Expert advice for Tobramycin

  • Can I stop taking Tobramycin when I feel better?
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Tobramycin 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 it within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Frequently asked questions for Tobramycin

Tobramycin

Q. Does Tobramycin have a steroid in it?

No, Tobramycin alone does not have steroids 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 kinds of infections. Tobramycin may be combined with steroids such as dexamethasone.

Q. Does Tobramycin have a steroid in it?

No, Tobramycin alone does not have steroids 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 kinds of infections. Tobramycin may be combined with steroids such as dexamethasone.

Q. What bacteria does Tobramycin kill?

Tobramycin is effective against a wide range of bacteria. Tobramycin must be used only against susceptible bacteria. A whole gamut of bacteria that can be killed by Tobramycin includes 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 influenza, 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 Tobramycin?

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 Tobramycin 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 instill 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 Tobramycin effective?

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

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

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 using Tobramycin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobramycin 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.

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