General English name: Tobramycin Drops
Application: eye infection
Dosage forms of tobramycin
Capsules, ointment, injection vial (ampoule), eye drops, inhalation solution
Medication Information for Tobramycin Eye Drops
Tobramycin eye drops are used to treat bacterial eye infections. Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It only controls bacterial eye infections and will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary or excessive use of any antibiotic can reduce its effectiveness.
If you are interested in more information about other forms of tobramycin, such as tobramycin capsules, tobramycin ampoules, inhaled tobramycin, and tobramycin ointment, you can refer to the relevant page.
The correct amount and method of taking tobramycin eye drops
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of Tobramycin eye drops vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your ophthalmologist has prescribed.
Wash your hands thoroughly before using the drops.
Open the bottle cap.
Be careful that the tip of the dropper does not touch the surface of your eye.
Slightly tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down, bring the tobramycin eye drop close to your eye, and squeeze a drop of the drug into your eye by squeezing the bottle.
For 1-2 minutes, gently press the corner of your eye with your thumb and keep your eye closed until the medicine enters your eye.
If you have been told to use the drops on both eyes, repeat the process for the other eye.
Close the lid of the eye drops.
This drug, like all other antibiotics, should be used for a full course of treatment; Do not stop taking it all at once.
When buying medicine, pay attention to your doctor’s prescription to buy exactly the eye product (tobramycin eye drops) that your doctor has prescribed for you; Also pay attention to your doctor’s prescription for the amount and number of times you take this medicine.
If you are prescribed other ointments or eye drops with this medicine, use them 5-10 minutes before tobramycin eye drops.
Contraindications to the use of tobramycin eye drops
Note the expiration date of tobramycin eye drops and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
Never give Tobramycin eye drops to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with tobramycin eye drops, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
tobramycin eye drops use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.
The effect of Tobramycin eye drops on driving
Tobramycin eye drops can cause mild blurred vision. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as the effect of this medicine remains in your eyes.
Drug interaction of tobramycin eye drops
It may alter the performance of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Warning about taking tobramycin eye drops
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking tobramycin eye drops:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you wear contact lenses.
- If you have a specific eye problem or disease.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to other eye drops.
Side effects of taking tobramycin eye drops
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Irritation, redness or discomfort of the eye (such as dryness or itching) and watery eyes: These symptoms are usually mild and transient after taking this eye drop.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Tobramycin eye drops.
Side effects of tobramycin overdose (poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Tobramycin eye drops
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
Eye drops can be used for four weeks after opening. Discard the medicine bottle after this time. Never keep the remaining medicine for later use. This helps prevent eye infections.