Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Side Effects

Some side effects of dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic 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 as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Itching and swelling of eyelid
  • redness of eye
Rare
  • Delayed wound healing
  • eye pain
  • gradual blurring or loss of vision

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with dexamethasone-tobramycin.

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included lid itching, swelling, and conjunctival hyperemia in < 4% of patients. The dexamethasone component has been associated with elevation of intraocular pressure with possible development of glaucoma, delayed wound healing, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, and optic nerve damage.

Corticosteroid containing preparations have also been reported to cause acute anterior uveitis, perforation of the globe, keratitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, loss of accommodation, and ptosis.

Other

The development of a secondary infection has been reported in patients treated with antimicrobial and corticosteroid combinations. Fungal and viral infections of the cornea can develop with long-term application of corticosteroids.

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