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Tobrex

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/8/2020
Tobrex Side Effects Center

What Is Tobrex?

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

What Are Side Effects of Tobrex?

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.

Dosage for Tobrex

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Tobrex?

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.

Tobrex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.

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Tobrex 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 burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine; or
  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection).

Common side effects may include:

  • eye itching or redness;
  • mild burning, stinging, or irritation;
  • itchy or puffy eyelids;
  • blurred vision; or
  • your eyes may be more sensitive to light.

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)

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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%.

Postmarketing Experience

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

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

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© Tobrex Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Tobrex Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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