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Tobramycin Ophthalmic - Overview

Tobramycin, marketed under brand names such as Tobrex and Tobradex, is a medication used in treating infections proven or suspected to be caused by organisms susceptible to tobramycin. People who think that they might need a tobramycin prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Tobradex eye drops when appropriate to do so.

What Is Tobramycin Used For?

Tobramycin (Tobrex, Tobradex) belongs to a class of antibiotic medications known as aminoglycosides. Tobramcyin's mechanism of action is thought to involve inhibiting protein synthesis in the cells of susceptible bacteria, leading to the death of the bacteria. Tobramycin is thought to be active against some strains of Staphylococci and Streptococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and some Proteus and Neisseria species. As Tobrex, tobramycin 0.3% ophthalmic solution is used in treating external infections of the eye and associated structures when thought to be caused by bacteria susceptible to tobramycin. Microorganisms can become resistant to tobramycin and particularly when resistance exists to similar aminoglycosides.

Tobramycin Ophthalmic - Dosage and Coverage

As Tobrex, tobramycin is generally prescribed as 1-2 drops of tobramycin into the affected eyes ever four hours and even as much as hourly in severe cases. Tobrex is relatively inexpensive, costing under $10 for one 5 mL eye dropper of tobramycin 0.3% solution. Tobramycin coupons are also available online at times and some insurance plans may cover the cost of a tobramycin ophthalmic solution prescription. Tobrex should be stored between 2° C and 25° C. When administered intramuscularly, tobramycin is rapidly absorbed and reaches peak serum concentrations within 90 minutes and has a serum half-life of under 3 hours in most people. Tobramycin is primarily excreted in the urine.

Can I Buy Tobramycin Online?

Tobramycin is a strong medication that is only available by prescription to help govern its use to when it is truly necessary. As such, one cannot just buy tobramycin online or get it OTC from a pharmacy in the United States. People who think they need a tobramycin prescription, however, can consult with a medical provider through Push Health who can prescribe tobramycin, Tobrex or Tobradex when safe and appropriate to do so.

Tobramycin - Side Effects

Tobramycin can cause side effects. Side effects from tobramycin ophthalmic solution use include lid itching, eye edema, increased tearing, keratitis and erythema. When used systemically, tobramycin can cause nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity and care should be taken when administered with other agents that can affect kidney health. Tobramycin and alcohol should not be used simultaneously. People who have had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to tobramycin should not use the medication. Prior to using Tobradex or other tobramycin-based medications, it is important to discuss possible side effects and other concerns with one's medical provider and pharmacist.

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Last updated September 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.