Tobradex 0.3/0.1% 3.5g


The main components of Tobradex are tobramycin, which is effective against a wide range of bacteria causing eye infections, and dexamethasone, which functions as an anti-inflammatory agent. Tobradex is commonly available as an ointment or a sterile eye drop solution.



Tobradex is a prescription medication that combines two active ingredients: tobramycin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid. It is indicated for treating certain eye infections accompanied by inflammation. Tobradex combats bacterial infections while reducing associated symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching.

Additional information



● Bacterial Eye Infections with Inflammation: Used to treat eye infections that are inflammatory and caused by bacteria susceptible to tobramycin. It is also sometimes prescribed after eye surgery to prevent infection and manage inflammation.

Administration Guidelines


● Dosage and duration of treatment with Tobradex are based on the severity of the infection and the patient’s response to therapy. The recommended dose for the eye drops is one or two drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) every 4 to 6 hours. The dosage may be increased in severe infections to 1-2 drops every 2 hours.

Method of Administration:

● Eye Drops: They should be instilled directly into the eye. The patient should lean back and use his finger to pull down the lower eyelid to create a small pocket. The bottle should be held above the eye, and the drops should be squeezed out as prescribed.

● Ointment: Apply a small amount (approximately 1/2 inch ribbon) into the conjunctival sac(s) up to three or four times daily or as directed by a healthcare provider.

Dosage Form:

● Available as an ophthalmic ointment and eye drops.

Safety Preclusions

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:

● The safety of Tobradex during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not fully established. It should be used only when needed and after a risk/benefit assessment by a healthcare provider.

Drug Interactions:

● Tobradex should be used cautiously with other medications that can suppress the immune system

Side Effects

● Eye irritation, discomfort, blurred vision, dry eyes, redness, and itching.

Serious Side Effects:

● Increased intraocular pressure, cataracts, secondary eye infection, and delayed wound healing. Any unexpected changes in vision or eye pain should prompt immediate consultation with a specialist.


● Store Tobradex at room temperature, away from moisture and light. Do not freeze the eye drops.

● Keep all medications out of the reach of children.

Special Precautions

● Use in patients with known or suspected viral or fungal eye infections should be avoided unless specific antiviral or antifungal treatment is administered. Prolonged use may lead to overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms, including fungi.


● An overdose of Tobradex is unlikely to occur with typical use. However, if an overdose occurs or the medication is ingested, medical advice should be sought.


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