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Tobradex ST

Tobradex ST Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Tobradex ST (tobramycin/dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.05% a combination antibiotic and steroid used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Common side effects include eye redness, eye discomfort, and eyelid itching/swelling.

One drop of Tobradex ST ophthalmic should be instilled into the eye(s) every four to six hours. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosage may be increased to one drop every two (2) hours. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobradex ST ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Tobradex ST may interact with oral steroid medications. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines or supplements you use. Tobradex should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if Tobradex ST passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Tobradex ST (tobramycin/dexamethasone) Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.05% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Tobradex ST in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Tobradex ST (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.05%) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

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Tobradex ST Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Eye redness, eye discomfort, and eyelid itching/swelling may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Use of this medication for prolonged/repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection and may increase your risk for other eye problems (e.g., glaucoma, cataracts). Do not use this medication for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: new or worsening eye symptoms (e.g., discharge, swelling), vision changes, eye pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Tobradex ST (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.05%)»

What is Prescribing information?

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Tobradex ST FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse reactions have occurred with steroid/anti-infective combination drugs which can be attributed to the steroid component, the anti-infective component, or the combination. Exact incidence figures are not available.

The most frequent adverse reactions to topical ocular tobramycin (TOBREX® ) are hypersensitivity and localized ocular toxicity, including eye pain, eyelids pruritus, eyelid edema, and conjunctival hyperemia. These reactions occur in less than 4% of patients. Similar reactions may occur with the topical use of other aminoglycoside antibiotics.

The reactions due to the steroid component are: increased intraocular pressure (IOP) with possible development of glaucoma, and infrequent optic nerve disorder; subcapsular cataract; and impaired healing.

Secondary Infection.

The development of secondary infection has occurred after use of combinations containing steroids and antimicrobials. Fungal infections of the cornea are particularly prone to develop coincidentally with long-term applications of steroids. The possibility of fungal invasion must be considered in any persistent corneal ulceration where steroid treatment has been used. Secondary bacterial ocular infection following suppression of host responses also occurs.

Non-ocular adverse events occurring at an incidence of 0.5% to 1% included headache and increased blood pressure.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tobradex ST (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.05%) »

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