Tobradex vs. Otiprio

Reviewed on 10/1/2019

Are Tobradex and Otiprio the Same Thing?

Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension) and Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) both contain antibiotics and are used to treat different parts of the body.

Tobradex is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Otiprio is used to treat pediatric patients with bilateral otitis media (middle ear infection) with effusion undergoing tympanostomy tube placement.

Both Tobradex and Otiprio contain an antibiotic. Tobradex also contains a steroid.

Side effects of Tobradex that are different from Otiprio include eye redness, discomfort, burning, stinging, irritation, itching; eyelid itching/swelling, blurred vision, and 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).

Side effects of Otiprio that are different from Tobradex include stuffy nose, sore throat, and irritability.

Tobradex may interact with other eye drops or eye medications or oral steroids.

Otiprio may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible 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).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Otiprio?

Common side effects of Otiprio include:

What Is Tobradex?

Tobradex (tobradex b sulfate) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, meningitis, blood infections, and eye infections.

What Is Otiprio?

Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic suspension) is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial indicated for the treatment of pediatric patients with bilateral otitis media with effusion undergoing tympanostomy tube placement.

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

What Drugs Interact With Otiprio?

Otiprio may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Otiprio. It is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Otiprio passes into breast milk but is not expected to harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

How Should Tobradex Be Taken?

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.

How Should Otiprio Be Taken?

Otiprio is given as a single intratympanic administration of one 0.1 mL (6 mg) dose into each affected ear, following suctioning of the middle ear effusion.

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References

DailyMed. Tobradex Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=22b59456-d26a-4f23-b052-3d73e00181eb

Otonomy. Otiprio Product Information.

https://otiprio.com/

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