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TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3 % is a topical antibiotic indicated in the treatment of external infections of the eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria. Appropriate monitoring of bacterial response to topical antibiotic therapy should accompany the use of TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%. Clinical studies have shown tobramycin to be safe and effective for use in children.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
In mild to moderate disease, apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) two or three times per day. In severe infections, instill a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) every three to four hours until improvement, following which treatment should be reduced prior to discontinuation.
How to Apply TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%:
- Tilt your head back.
- Place a finger on your cheek just under your eye and gently pull down until a ‘‘V'' pocket is formed between your eyeball and your lower lid.
- Place a small amount (about 1/2 inch) of TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3 % in the ‘‘V'' pocket. Do not let the tip of the tube touch your eye.
- Look downward before closing your eye.
3.5g STERILE ointment supplied in an aluminum tube with a white polyethylene tip and white polyethylene cap (NDC 0065-0644-35), containing tobramycin 0.3% (3 mg/g).
Storage: Store at 8° - 27°C (46°- 80°F).
Manufactured for: Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas 76134 USA. Manufactured by: S.A. Alcon-Couvreur N.V. Puurs, Belgium. Revised: October 2003.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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