Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic Side Effects

Not all side effects for dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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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