Tobramycin 0.3% Eye drops solution
What Tobramycin is used for:
Tobramycin is an antibiotic eye drop that is used for the treatment of patients with external bacterial eye infection.
Do not use Tobramycin:
If you are allergic to Tobramycin or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
Warnings and Precautions:
Stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
Your doctor should start you on an appropriate therapy if this happens.
Talk to your doctor before starting Tobramycin if you wear soft contact lenses.
This medicine is intended for topical eye use only and should not be used for injection into the eye.
You may experience sensitivity to this medicine. If this happens, stop using it.
Prolonged use of this medicine may cause an overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi. In case of superinfection, your doctor should start you on an appropriate therapy.
Cross-sensitivity to other aminoglycoside antibiotics may happen (experiencing hypersensitivity reactions to other aminoglycoside antibiotics if you already have previously experienced similar reactions to an aminoglycoside antibiotic).
Do not wear contact lenses if you have signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis (e.g. eyes discharge, red, swollen or itchy eyes).
Safety and effectiveness of this medicine in pediatric patients under 2 months of age has not been established yet.
Talk to your doctor if your eye condition is getting worse or if you experience new symptoms.
Possible side effects:
Possible side effects include allergic reactions, hypersensitivity and localized eye toxicity (such as eye discomfort, lid itching and swelling, and eye redness).
Other medicines and Tobramycin:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medications including prescription medicines, over the counter medicines (non-prescription medicines), vitamins, supplements and eye drops.
If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart to avoid precipitation of the eye drop.
How to apply Tobramycin:
Mild to moderate infections
The usual recommended dose is one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every four hours.
The usual recommended dose is two drops in the affected eye(s) hourly until your infection improves,
your doctor may then decrease the dose before completely stopping the medicine.
How To Use:
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
Wash your hands. When opening the bottle for the first time, tear off the plastic safety strip.
Uncap the bottle. Tilt your head slightly backward and pull down your lower eyelid making a pocket.
Keep the bottle above your eye with the tip facing down.
Look upward and away from the bottle then press on the container to release a drop.
Let go of the lower eyelid and close your eyes for 2 minutes or as long as possible in babies and children (e.g. 3 – 5 minutes).
If an eye drop is missed, repeat the steps. Wipe off any excess drops from your cheeks.
Repeat the same steps after opening the bottle for the other eye if needed.
Space your eye drops by at least 5 minutes.
Use at the same time every day.
Do not stop using your medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not use the eye drop if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is broken when you are using it for the first time.
Avoid contact of the eye drop tip with your eye or other surfaces to prevent bacterial contamination which may lead to eye infection and serious eye damage.
Contact your doctor if you suspect that your eye drop is contaminated.
How to store Tobramycin:
Discard the bottle 28 days after its opening even if it is not empty.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at 2 - 25°C.
Do not use beyond the expiry date mentioned on the box.
Keep away from light.
Do not dispose in the wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to properly dispose medicines that you no longer use.