Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP



Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP Uses

Tobramycin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of drugs called Aminoglycosides. Aminoglycosides are antibiotics that can be used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including eye infections (conductivities), meningitis, and other infections. This medication is usually used to treat eye infections and bacteria that grow in the eyes. These bacteria can be infectious or harmful, and they produce chemicals called toxins that can damage your tissue and make you sick. This antibiotic works by inhibiting bacterial growth by disrupting the bacteria’ protein synthesis and disrupting their cell membrane, which results in cell death. It is effective against Gram-Negative Bacteria (Gram-Negative bacteria) and Gram-Proteins (Gram-Proteins such as Staphylcus Aureus). It is ineffective against other infections, such as viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. This medication can only be used on prescription, so it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Directions to Use 

  • Firstly Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution eye drop is prescribed by your medical healthcare professional for the treatment of individual eye infections. Do not use this medication for another purpose without consultations.
  • Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or hands, to let it clean and germ-free.
  • Before using the dropper for the first time, shake the dropper to make sure that all of the components are evenly distributed.
  • Lay down or sit down while looking upwards, create a pocket in your lower eyelid with the help of your finger, and apply the volume of drops inside the pocket.
  • It is best to rest for about 2 to 4 minutes for the proper absorption of the medication inside the eye. 

Side Effects

Some side effects come and go over time and don’t require any treatment or medical care. However, if any of them persist for an extended period, it could be a warning sign. Some common side effects include:

  • Tearing
  • Eyelid itching 
  • Swelling 
  • Eye redness
  • Eye discomfort

Severe serious side effects are very rare, but if they do happen, please inform your doctor or medical healthcare professional as soon as possible. Some of the more serious side effects include:

  • Fungal Eye infection
  • Swelling (especially of the face, throat, and tongue)
  • Unbearable pain 
  • The reddish colour of the eyes
  • Rashes
  • Itching


  • If you have eye problems or allergies, talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about them before using these eye drops. This medication contains ingredients that are not suitable for people with allergies.
  • Do not stop the treatment, even if you are feeling better than before. Stopping the treatment may cause the infection to come back, and if that happens, the treatment will be more difficult. Do not start this medication if you do not have a prescription. It can cause severe side effects.
  • If you accidentally forget to take your dose, then take your dose as soon as you can. If it’s almost time for your next dose, then skip the first dose. Don’t double the dose as it can cause harm.
  • do not take any other eye drops during your treatment with tobramycin ophthalmic solution eye drops. If you are taking any other eye drops, please consult your healthcare professional before taking any eye drops.
  • Cautions It is important to note that this medicine is only prescribed to pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers when needed. Additionally, it is important to inform your doctor if you are expecting a baby.


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