Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution - Topical Antibiotic

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution – Topical Antibiotic

By: - Medicine - September 30, 2011
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Tobramycin ophthalmic solution is an antibiotic available by prescription only for the treatment of eye infections. Usually it is one of the prescribed drops or ointment in the treatment of conjunctivitis otherwise known as bacterial Pink Eye. Tobramycin ophthalmic solution can be used alone for treatment or mixed with another medication if your prescribing doctor sees fit. Tobramycin ophthalmic solution is known by the brand name Tobrex in the United States.

Tobrex should be used by following the directions from your doctor or pharmacist. Typically used as an eye drop, you should always wash your hands before administering 1-2 drops into each eye that it affected with the infection. You need to keep your eye closed for one or two minutes after putting the drop in and you should make sure not to touch the tip of the dropper to any other surface. The ointment is used in a similar way.

Side effects of Tobrex can include itching, burning and additional redness of the eye. You may also notice swelling. If you notice severe pain, severe swelling or blurry vision, contact your doctor immediately as you could be having an allergic reaction to this product. Though rare, it can certainly happen.

Another medication used for infections, though certainly not of the eye, is neomycin and polymyxin, braded Neosporin G.U. Irrigant. This medication is used for bladder infections. If you have ever had a bladder infection, you know they can be extremely painful. The neomycin and polymyxin work together to ensure the bladder is flushed of harmful bacteria. This is not a medication that is taken by mouth, it is inserted directly into the bladder as an irrigation type medication. This medication is only available by prescription.

Side effects of taking neomycin and polymyxin can include additional bladder irritation as well as skin irritation. A person could be having a life threatening allergic reaction to this medication if you notice labored breathing, chest tightening, swelling of the face, hands or legs, fever or itching. You should call your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are appearing. If your bladder infection is not showing any improvement within 2-3 days, you may need additional medications. It is recommended that you consult with your doctor at this point.

When taking any type of antibiotic, no matter if it is for an eye infection or bladder infection, you should always take it as the doctor or pharmacist prescribes.