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Tobradex

TobraDex®
(tobramycin and dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Suspension Sterile

DRUG DESCRIPTION

TOBRADEX®(tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) is a sterile, multiple dose antibiotic and steroid combination for topical ophthalmic use.

The chemical structures for tobramycin and dexamethasone are presented below:

Tobramycin Structural Formula Illustration

Tobramycin

Empirical Formula: C18H37N5O9
Chemical Name: O-3-Amino-3-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-O-[2,6-diamino-2,3,6-trideoxy-α-D-ribo-hexopyranosyl-(1 → 6)]-2-deoxy-L-streptamine

Dexamethasone Structural Formula Illustration

Dexamethasone

Empirical Formula :C22H29FO5
Chemical Name: 9-Fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene- 3,20-dione

Each mL of TOBRADEX® (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) contains: Actives: tobramycin 0.3% (3 mg) and dexamethasone 0.1% (1 mg). Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Inactives: tyloxapol, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium sulfate, sulfuric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH) and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic (Tobradex)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with the use of this medication.

Some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light may occur.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking tobramycin and dexamethasone (Tobradex)?

Before using tobramycin with dexamethasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to either drug; or to other aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems (e.g., glaucoma).

Your vision may be temporarily unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

This medication should be used only when...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/16/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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