How long should you use Tobradex ointment?

How long should you use Tobradex ointment?

Ointment is often prescribed for use at bedtime to increase the time of coverage for the medications. Most often the four times daily dosage can be tapered after 4 to 5 more days of treatment and the ointment discontinued. Most bacterial infections will show some improvement using TobraDex for 2 to 3 days.

What is Tobrex eye ointment used for?

This medication is used to treat eye infections. Tobramycin belongs to a class of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medication treats only bacterial eye infections.

How often can I use Tobradex?

Use Tobradex Eye Drops only when prescribed by your doctor. The usual dose is 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 4 to 6 hours.

How long can you use Tobrex eye ointment?

Write the date on the tube when you open the ointment and throw out any remaining ointment after four weeks. TOBREX® Eye Ointment contains a preservative which helps prevent germs growing in the medicine for the first four weeks after opening the tube.

How do I apply ointment to my eye?

Use the following steps to apply ointment:

  1. Sit down comfortably and put your head back.
  2. Pull your lower lid down.
  3. Apply ointment into the pocket formed by your lid pulled away from your eye.
  4. Blinking the eyes will spread the ointment to the upper lids as well.
  5. Wipe off the excess with a clean tissue.

When do you use TobraDex ointment?

TOBRADEX (tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment) is indicated for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where superficial bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

Does TOBRADEX need to be refrigerated?

Tobramycin ophthalmic solution should be stored at room temperature between 20 C and 25 (68 F and 77 F). Tobramycin is avalible in generic form; however, you need a prescription to obtain it.

When do you use TOBRADEX ointment?

How long to use Tobradex?

When the inflammation is controlled your doctor will then ask you to reduce treatment to one drop in the affected eye(s) every four to six hours while you are awake. The drops should be continued for at least 14 days, but should not be used for more than 24 days.

What conditions does Tobradex ointment treat?

Tobradex is used to treat bacterial infections or inflammation of the eyes. It is available as an ointment and a liquid suspension. Tobradex may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Contact your doctor if the symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in the condition after a few days.

How much does Tobradex eye ointment cost?

The cost for TobraDex ophthalmic suspension (0.1%-0.3%) is around $92 for a supply of 2.5 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. A generic version of TobraDex is available, see dexamethasone/tobramycin ophthalmic prices.

What is Tobradex eye drops?

Tobramycin ( Tobrex) is an antibiotic eye drop. Tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic that kills susceptible bacteria by blocking bacterial protein synthesis. Death of susceptible bacteria occurs because of the lack of functional proteins. Tobramycin treats only bacterial eye infections and does not work for other types of eye infections.

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