Tobradex Ointment

Last updated on RxList: 11/16/2020
Tobradex Ointment Side Effects Center

What Is TobraDex Ointment?

TobraDex (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment) is a combination of an antibiotic and a steroid used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. TobraDex Ointment is available in generic form. Serious side effects are not expected to occur with use of TobraDex Ointment.

What Are Side Effects of TobraDex Ointment?

Common side effects of TobraDex Ointment include:

  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • irritation,
  • temporary blurred vision,
  • eye redness,
  • eye discomfort,
  • eyelid itching or swelling, and
  • sensitivity to light.

Tell your doctor if you notice any serious side effects of TobraDex Ointment including:

  • new or worsening eye symptoms (e.g., discharge, swelling),
  • vision changes, or
  • eye pain.

Dosage for TobraDex Ointment

Dose of TobraDex: Apply a small amount (approximately 1/2 inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) up to three or four times daily. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with TobraDex ophthalmic unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with TobraDex Ointment?

Before using TobraDex, tell your doctor if you are taking an oral steroid medication. Other drugs may interact with TobraDex ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all medications you use.

TobraDex Ointment During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

TobraDex should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our TobraDex (tobramycin and dexamethasone 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.

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Tobradex Ointment Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe eye redness, itching, or swelling;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, seeing halos around lights;
  • pain behind your eyes, sudden vision changes;
  • slow healing after eye surgery; or
  • signs of eye infection--redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage.

Common side effects may include:

  • minor burning or stinging.

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 Ointment (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone Opthalmic Ointment)

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Tobradex Ointment Professional Information

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® (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 4% of patients.

The reactions due to the steroid component are: elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, and infrequent optic nerve damage; posterior subcapsular cataract formation; and delayed wound 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.

Postmarketing Experience

Additional adverse reactions identified from postmarketing use include, anaphylactic reaction, erythema multiforme.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tobradex Ointment (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone Opthalmic Ointment)

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