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Eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, and redness of the eye are some of the most common side effects of Tobradex. Reactions to this medication tend to be mild and are generally easy to treat. However, there are some side effects that are potentially serious, including severe itching and vision changes (other than temporary blurred vision).

An Introduction to Tobradex Side Effects

As with any medicine, Tobradex® (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tobradex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Reported Side Effects of Tobradex

Tobradex has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. However, there is little specific information about the frequency of Tobradex side effects available. In particular, there are no specific percentages available for the various reported side effects.
Reported side effects of Tobradex include:
  • Eye lid itching
  • Eye lid swelling
  • Redness of the eye.
Additionally, it should be noted that eye ointments (including Tobradex ointment, but not Tobradex drops) often cause temporary blurred vision. Also, it is common for many different types of eye drops to cause temporary stinging or burning.
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