Tobradex should be stored between 46°F and 80°F. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Tobradex?
If you miss a dose of Tobradex, simply take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose of this medication. Because Tobradex is an antibiotic, it is important to try not to miss any doses.
Tobradex comes in one strength, with 0.3 percent tobramycin and 0.1 percent dexamethasone. It comes in both an eye ointment and an eye suspension (drops). A different strength of the suspension, known as Tobradex ST, has been approved but is not commercially available at this time. Tobradex ST contains a lower strength of the dexamethasone (0.05 percent).
Can I Buy Generic Tobradex?
Tobradex suspension (drops) -- but not ointment -- is available in generic form (see Generic Tobradex).
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