Tobradex Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 8/24/2022
Tobradex Side Effects Center

What Is Tobradex?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) is a combination antibiotic and steroid used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Tobradex is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Tobradex?

Common side effects of Tobradex include:

  • eye redness,
  • discomfort,
  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • irritation,
  • itching;
  • eyelid itching/swelling,
  • blurred vision, or
  • sensitivity to light.
  • Use of Tobradex 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).

TobraDex may cause serious side effects including:

  • 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, and
  • redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage of the eye

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Tobradex

One or two drops of Tobradex ophthalmic should be instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every four to six hours. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosage may be increased to one or two drops every two (2) hours. Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Tobradex ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Tobradex?

Tobradex may interact with oral steroid medications. Other drugs may interact with Tobradex ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines or supplements you use.

Tobradex 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 suspension) 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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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.

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Tobradex Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequent adverse reactions to TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic solution) 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®.

Postmarketing Experience

Additional adverse reactions identified from post-marketing use include anaphylactic reaction, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme.

The following additional adverse reactions have been reported with systemic aminoglycosides: Neurotoxicity, ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity have occurred in patients receiving systemic aminoglycoside therapy. Aminoglycosides may aggravate muscle weakness in patients with known or suspected neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis or Parkinson’s disease, because of their potential effect on neuromuscular function.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

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

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