Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Being an aminoglycoside antibiotic, Tobramycin kills bacteria to treat different types of severe bacterial infections in the eye.

It is not to be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or to another aminoglycoside antibiotic like gentamicin. If you have hearing, kidney, nerve problems, severe burns and dehydration, let your doctor know. Medicines like penicillin, imipenem, ceftizoxime decrease the effectiveness of Tobramycin when taken along with it. On the other hand, medicines like cisplatin, colistin, cyclosporine, and fludarabine increase the side effects of Tobramycin.

It is given in an injection form at the doctor’s office or clinic itself. If you are to use it at home, ask all the questions you need to, to the doctor and be sure of the proper procedure. Remember to never reuse needles and syringes. Never take a double dose of Tobramycin, it is better that you skip it till the next time you can take it.

You may experience vomiting, nausea, swelling, pain and diarrhea, as a side effect of Tobramycin.If you experience vaginal discharge, muscle weakness, seizures, decreased urination and tightness in chest, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.
  • Allergic Disorders

  • Eye Disorder

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

  • Redistribution/Accumulation Of Body Fat

  • Bone Degradation

  • Increased Risk Of Infection

  • Muscle Disorders

  • Increased Blood Pressure

  • Altered Bone Growth

  • Skin Scar

  • Dilation Of The Pupil Of The Eye

  • Behavioural Changes

  • Cataract

  • Increased Glucose Level In Blood

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Saptob f eye drop is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Tobramycin as ingredient

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The active constituent of this medication works by combining irreversibly to aminoglycoside at the binding sites of 30 S ribosomal subunit bringing about inhibition of protein synthesis of bacteria. It destabilizes the bacterial membrane when it combines to 16S 16S rRNA.

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