AK-Tob Side Effects

Generic Name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of tobramycin ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name AK-Tob.

Not all side effects for AK-Tob may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, tobramycin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in AK-Tob) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tobramycin ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of eye or eyelid irritation not present before use of this medicine
Symptoms of overdose
  • Increased watering of the eyes
  • itching, redness, or swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  • painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye

Some side effects of tobramycin ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Burning or stinging of the eyes

Eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes after application.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects of tobramycin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in AK-Tob) include eyelid itching and swelling. Conjunctival erythema has also been reported.

Hypersensitivity

A case of allergic conjunctivitis and blepharitis associated with tobramycin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in AK-Tob) ointment has been reported. Hypersensitivity was confirmed by patch testing.

Tobramycin ophthalmic has been associated with hypersensitivity reactions.

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