Q. Does Toba Eye Drop have a steroid in it?
No, Toba Eye Drop 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. Toba Eye Drop may be combined with a steroid like dexamethasone.
Q. What bacteria does Toba Eye Drop kill?
Toba Eye Drop is effective against a wide range of bacteria. It is important that Toba Eye Drop should be used only against susceptible bacteria. A whole gamut of bacteria which can be killed by Toba Eye Drop 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 Toba Eye Drop?
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 Toba Eye Drop 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 Toba Eye Drop effective?
Toba Eye Drop 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 Toba Eye Drop too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Toba Eye Drop?
If you forget a dose of Toba Eye Drop, 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, Toba Eye Drop should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Toba Eye Drop 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 Toba Eye Drop?
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 Toba Eye Drop when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Toba Eye Drop 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 Toba Eye Drop safe?
Toba Eye Drop 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.