Tobramycin Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Tobramycin Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Tobramycin Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : toe bra mye' sin

Latest prescription information about Tobramycin Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Bacterials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tobramycin Ophthalmic

Why is Tobramycin Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for bacterial eye infections.  It works by killing or slowing the growth of certain types of bacteria.

When should Tobramycin Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

Ophthalmic- As 0.3% solution: Instill 1-2 drops 4 hourly; Severe: Instill 2 drops hourly.

How should Tobramycin Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops and ointment to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Remove your contact lenses while using this medication. Wait for atleast 15 minutes after using this medication to wear the lenses.
It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

Tearing, itching and swelling of the eyelid, temporary blurred vision and redness of the eye.

What are the other precautions for Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

It should not be used in children.
Avoid excess and long-term use of this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Tobramycin Ophthalmic?

Store it at room temperature, away from heat or under refrigeration.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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