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Tobradex® (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is available only by prescription and is used to treat eye conditions that involve both an infection (or potential infection) and inflammation. It comes in the form of a suspension (eye drops) or an ointment. Depending on the form used and the severity of the eye problem, dosing can range from 3 to 12 applications a day.
The ointment and eye drops are not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medicines you are taking before prescribing Tobradex. For example, you may not be able to use this medication safely if you have certain health conditions, such as glaucoma or a fungal eye infection.
Although many people do not have any problems while using the ointment or eye drops, Tobradex can cause side effects, such as eyelid swelling, eyelid itching, and redness of the eye. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be minor and easily treated.
(Click Tobradex for more information. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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