Tobrex Side Effects

Generic Name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tobramycin ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tobrex.

It is possible that some side effects of Tobrex may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

As well as its needed effects, tobramycin ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Tobrex) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking tobramycin ophthalmic, check with your doctor immediately:

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 tobramycin ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned 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 Tobrex) 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 Tobrex) ointment has been reported. Hypersensitivity was confirmed by patch testing.

Tobramycin ophthalmic has been associated with hypersensitivity reactions.

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