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About TOBRAMYCIN+FLUOROMETHOLONE

FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN belongs to ophthalmic eye medications primarily used to treat bacterial eye infections and reduce swelling, itching, and redness. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is a common bacterial eye infection associated with the inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva (white part of the eye) and the inner eyelid.

FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is a combination of two drugs, namely: Tobramycin (antibiotic) and Fluorometholone (corticosteroid). Tobramycin belongs to the class of antibiotics that works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins that are necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, it destroys bacteria. Fluorometholone belongs to the class of steroids that works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. Thereby, reduces the redness and swelling caused due to bacterial infections.

Use FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN as prescribed by your doctor. FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is only for use in eyes. You are advised to use FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience eye irritation, eye redness, itchy or swollen eyelids, mild burning or stinging sensation in the eye, or eye discomfort. Most of these side effects of FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is not recommended for children below 1 year of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN. Drive only if your vision is clear as FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. You are recommended to maintain a time gap of at least 5 minutes between using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN and other eye drops.

Uses of TOBRAMYCIN+FLUOROMETHOLONE

Bacterial eye infections

Medicinal Benefits

FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN contains Tobramycin and Fluorometholone used to treat bacterial eye infections. Tobramycin is an antibiotic that inhibits the production of essential proteins that are necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, it destroys bacteria. Fluorometholone is a corticosteroid that inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. Thereby, reduces the redness and swelling caused due to bacterial infections.

Directions for Use

FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is for external use only. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN. Lie down and tilt your head backward. Pull your lower eyelid gently with your index finger to form a pocket. Instill the number of drops as advised by the doctor into the pocket of the lower eyelid. Close your eyes for 1-2 minutes. Replace the outer cap after use. Do not touch the container’s tip to the eye, eyelids or surrounding areas as it may contaminate FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of TOBRAMYCIN+FLUOROMETHOLONE

  • Eye irritation
  • Eye redness
  • Itchy or swollen eyelids
  • Mild burning or stinging sensation in the eye
  • Eye discomfort

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is not recommended for children below 1 year of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN. Drive only if your vision is clear as FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. You are advised to remove soft contact lenses before using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN as it may cause discolouration of the soft contact lens. You are recommended to maintain a time gap of at least 5 minutes between using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN and other eye drops. Please do not touch the container's tip to the eye, eyelids, or surrounding areas as it may contaminate FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN and cause eye infections.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN may interact with anti-HIV drugs (cobicistat, ritonavir).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), glaucoma or cataracts, inform your doctor before using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • COBICISTAT
  • RITONAVIR
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      The interaction of alcohol with FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant. FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is prescribed to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks. Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. Therefore, wait until your vision is clear before driving or operating machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      If you have any concerns regarding the use of FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN in patients with liver problems, please consult a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      safe if prescribed

      If you have any concerns regarding the use of FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is not recommended for children below 1 year of age as the safety and effectiveness were not established.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Sleep for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours to rejuvenate your eyes naturally.
    • Wash your eyes with clean water at least two to three times a day. Do not wash your eyes if you have undergone any eye surgery for at least 2 weeks.
    • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
    • Eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as sardines, mackerel, tuna, salmon, trout, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
    • Cut down your coffee intake as it may increase pressure in the eye and replace coffee with green tea.
    • Maintain a diet rich in antioxidants such as dark-green leafy vegetables, whole grains, citrus fruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, etc.
    • Avoid consumption of processed foods such as high-fat meats, sugary foods, dairy products, and fast foods as they may increase inflammation.

    Special Advise

    • Avoid wearing contact lenses while using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN as it may cause discolouration of soft contact lenses.
    • If the infection persists or worsens after 7 days of using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN, please consult an eye specialist.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial eye infections: The common bacterial eye infections are conjunctivitis, stye, or keratitis. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is the infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva (white part of the eye) and the inner eyelid. It is a highly contagious infection that spread by secretions of the eye. Symptoms include redness, itchy, and discharge or crusting around the eye. A stye, a bump on the eyelid, is also a common eye condition. Keratitis, inflammation of the cornea, occurs due to frequent contact lenses, injury, diabetes, or surgery. 

    FAQs

    How does FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN work?

    FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN contains Tobramycin and Fluorometholone. Tobramycin belongs to the class of antibiotics that works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins that are necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, destroys bacteria. Fluorometholone belongs to the class of corticosteroids that works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Thereby, reduces the redness and swelling caused due to bacterial infections.

    Can I wear contact lenses while using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN?

    You are not recommended to wear contact lenses while using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN as it contains benzalkonium chloride, a preservative that changes the colour of the contact lens as it may be absorbed by soft contact lens. Benzalkonium chloride also causes irritation in the eye, especially if you have disorders of the cornea (transparent layer at the front of the eye) or dry eyes. Therefore, you are advised to remove contact lenses before applying FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN and reinsert after 15 minutes of using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN. Also, inform your doctor if you experience pain, stinging or abnormal sensation in the eye after using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN.

    Does FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN cause blurred vision?

    FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN may cause temporary blurred vision immediately after applying. Therefore, you are recommended to wait until your vision is clear before driving or operating machinery.

    Can I use other eye drops with FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN?

    You are recommended to maintain a time gap of a minimum of 5 minutes between using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN and other eye drops. However, please consult a doctor before using other medicines with FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN.

    Is FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN used to treat fungal eye infection?

    FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is not used to treat fungal infection in the eye. FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN is only used to treat bacterial eye infections.

    Can I stop using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN on my own?

    You are not recommended to stop using FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the infection. Therefore, use FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking FLUOROMETHOLONE+TOBRAMYCIN, please consult your doctor.

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