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