Generic name: TobramycinBrand names: Aktob, Tobrex
Tobrex is an antibiotic applied to the eye to treat bacterial infections.
In order to clear up your infection completely, keep using Tobrex for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared.
To apply Tobrex eye drops:
To apply the ointment form of Aktob:
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue to take Tobrex.
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Tobrex or any of its ingredients, you should not use Aktob. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
If you experience an allergic reaction to Aktob, discontinue use and inform your doctor.
Continued or prolonged use of Tobrex may result in a growth of bacteria that do not respond to Aktob and can cause a secondary infection.
If you are taking any other prescription antibiotics for your eyes, check with your doctor before using Tobrex. Using Aktob with certain other antibiotics in your system may cause an overdose.
The effects of Tobrex during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Tobrex may appear in breast milk. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Aktob is finished.
If the infection is mild to moderate, place 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4 hours. In severe infections, place 2 drops into the eye(s) every hour until there is improvement. Then you will be instructed to use less medication before you stop using it altogether.
If the infection is mild to moderate, apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) 2 or 3 times per day. In severe infections, apply a half-inch ribbon into the affected eye(s) every 3 or 4 hours until there is improvement. Then use less medication before stopping altogether.
Your doctor will tailor a dose for the child.
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical assistance immediately.