• 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.
• It will not work for other types of eye infections.
• (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% is a sterile topical ophthalmic antibiotic formulation prepared specifically for topical therapy of external ophthalmic infections.
• Tobramycin is a water-soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic active against a wide variety of gram-negative and gram-positive ophthalmic pathogens.
• (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3 % is a topical antibiotic indicated in the treatment of external infections of the eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria.
• Appropriate monitoring of bacterial response to topical antibiotic therapy should accompany the use of TOBREX (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%.
• Clinical studies have shown tobramycin to be safe and effective for use in children.
How To Use:
In mild to moderate disease:
• Apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) 2 or 3 times per day.
In severe infections:
• Instill a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours until improvement, following which treatment should be reduced prior to discontinuation.
How to Apply (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3%:
• Tilt your head back.
• Place a finger on your cheek just under your eye and gently pull down until a ''V'' pocket is formed between your eyeball and your lower lid.
• Place a small amount (about ½ inch) of TOBREX® (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% in the ''V'' pocket.
• Do not let the tip of the tube touch your eye.
• Look downward before closing your eye.
Warnings And Precautions:
• Before using tobramycin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are:
• allergic to it; or to other aminoglycosides (such as gentamicin); or if you have any other allergies.
• This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
• Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
• Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems.
• This drug may cause temporary blurred or unstable vision after you apply it.
• Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
• During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
• It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
• Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Each gram of (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) 0.3% contains:
• tobramycin 0.3% (3 mg).
• chlorobutanol 0.5%. Inactives: mineral oil, white petrolatum