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What is Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is a sterile, topical antibiotic solution for the treatment of external ophthalmic infections in cats, dogs, and horses. The active ingredient, Tobramycin, is a water-soluble aminoglycoside antibiotic that is effective against a wide array of gram-negative and gram-positive ophthalmic pathogens. Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Benefits

  • Treats eye infections in cats, dogs, and horses
  • Effective against a wide array of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria

How does Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% work?

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is effective against susceptible microorganisms, including: Staphylococci, such as S. aureus and S. epidermidis (coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative), as well as penicillin-resistant strains; Streptococci including some of the Group A-beta-hemolytic species, some nonhemolytic species, and some Streptococcus pneumoniae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii, most Proteus vulgaris strains, Haemophilus influenzae and H. aegyptius, Moraxella lacunata, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus and some Neisseria species. Bacterial susceptibility studies demonstrate that in some cases, microorganisms resistant to gentamicin retain susceptibility to Tobramycin.

Cautions:

Safe use in pregnant pets or pets intended for breeding has not been proven. If your pet's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is for topical ophthalmic use only. It is not for injection into the eye. Sensitivity to topically applied aminoglycosides may occur in some pets. If your pet has a reaction to Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Tobrex

Generic Name:

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%

What is the most important thing I should know about Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is a topical prescription antibiotic medication used to treat a wide variety of ophthalmic bacterial infections, including S. aureus and S. epidermidis. It is indicated in the treatment of external infections of the eye and its adnexa caused by susceptible bacteria. Appropriate monitoring of bacterial response to topical antibiotic therapy should accompany the use of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is known to have hypersensitivity to any ingredients in Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating or used for breeding purposes.

How should Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% be applied?

The usual dosage is 1-2 drops to each affected eye every 12 hours, or as prescribed by your veterinarian.

What are the potential side effects of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

Possible side effects of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% include itching and swelling of the eyelid, as well as redness of the conjunctiva.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

An overdose of Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% may result in punctate keratitis (an eye disorder caused by the death of small groups of cells on the surface of the cornea), conjunctival erythema (redness), increased lacrimation (excessive tears), edema (swelling), and eyelid itching.

What should I avoid while giving Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% to my pet?

Do not use Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% on pets with known hypersensitivity to any of its components. Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is for topical ophthalmic use only. Not for injection into the eye. As with other antibiotic preparations, prolonged use may result in an overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. If superinfection occurs, appropriate therapy should be initiated. Cross-sensitivity to other aminoglycoside antibiotics may occur. If hypersensitivity develops with this product, discontinue use and institute appropriate therapy. Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye, as this may contaminate the solution.

What other drugs will affect Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%?

If Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% is administered concomitantly with systemic aminoglycoside antibiotics, care should be taken to monitor the total serum concentration. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently being given any other medications or supplements.

How to Use

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Directions:

  • Use according to your veterinarian's instructions.
  • Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the surface of your pet's eye.
Tip:

Adjust the dosage suggested below based on your veterinarian's recommendations.

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Dosage:

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dosage is 1-2 drops to each affected eye every 12 hours, or as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dosage is 1-2 drops to each affected eye every 12 hours, or as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dosage is 1-2 drops to each affected eye every 12 hours, or as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Storage:

Store at 36°-77°F (2°-25°C).

Ingredients

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% Ingredients:

Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3%
Active Ingredients Amount
Tobramycin 0.3% 3 mg
Benzalkonium chloride 0.01% (preservative) 0.1 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Boric acid, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, tyloxapol, sodium hydroxide and/or sulfuric acid (to adjust pH) and purified water.
Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution USP, 0.3% has a pH range between 7.0 and 8.0.
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