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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/7/2017
Tobrex Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 8/07/2017

Tobrex (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Tobrex is available in generic form. Common side effects of Tobrex include:

  • eye burning,
  • stinging,
  • irritation,
  • itching,
  • tearing,
  • redness,
  • discomfort,
  • sensitivity of the eyes to light, or
  • eyelid itching/swelling.

Use of Tobrex for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new fungal eye infection. Do not use Tobrex for longer than prescribed.

Apply a half-inch ribbon dose of Tobrex 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. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobrex ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Tobrex ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Tobrex; it is unlikely to harm a fetus. It is unknown if Tobrex passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Tobrex (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 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.

Tobrex Consumer Information

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Commonly, some eye 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 Tobrex (Tobramycin Ophthalmic Ointment)

Tobrex Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequent adverse reactions to TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% are hypersensitivity and localized ocular toxicity, including lid itching and swelling, and conjunctival erythema. These reactions occur in less than three of 100 patients treated with TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%. Similar reactions may occur with the topical use of other aminoglycoside antibiotics. Other adverse reactions have not been reported from TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% therapy; however, if topical ocular tobramycin is administered concomitantly with systemic aminoglycoside antibiotics, care should be taken to monitor the total serum concentration. In clinical trials, TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% produced significantly fewer adverse reactions (3.7%) than did GARAMYCIN® Ophthalmic Ointment (10.6%).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tobrex (Tobramycin Ophthalmic Ointment)

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