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User Reviews for Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Also known as: TobraDex, Tobradex ST

Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings on Drugs.com. 56% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 31% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Conjunctivitis, Bacterial  
6.5
14 reviews 95 medications
Postoperative Ocular Inflammation  Off-label
5.5
3 reviews 33 medications
Summary of Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic reviews 6.4 17 reviews

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Reviews for Dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Zee · Taken for less than 1 month May 11, 2021

For Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Don’t recommend this at all! I was using the eye ointment as prescribed by my doctor and developed swelling of the upper and lower eyelids. Also got blurred vision and a weakening of the upper eyelid skin and muscles. Stopped using the the ointment on day 4 and still waiting for the eye bags under my eyes to go! Really hoping it’s not permanent! Would not recommend as side effects seem to be very serious and common!”

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villa777 · Taken for less than 1 month April 7, 2021

For Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “The first drop that I put on my eyelid. Within minutes my nose burn and also my throat. It took a day and a half to get my smell and my taste back. And also gave me a little vertigo. Never again with”

1 / 10
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kev · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 3, 2021

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “I get regular bacterial eye infections (not as a result of poor hygiene) had an operation on my inner eyelid to remove a style resulting in loss of tear gland so suffer from chronic dry eye. I've tried lots of drops only Tobradex works - something to do with the steroid content apparently helps reduce the inflammation so helps the antibiotic to work. would appreciated any addition detailed information that might help”

10 / 10
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Anonymous August 8, 2008

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Tobradex did the trick. First day: 65% improvement then 10% better each day forward. By the 4th day, the infection and swelling was gone. The drops lasted for 10 days. I did have slighly blurry vision for the entire period which could be the result of me digging out my eyeballs prior to filling the prescription. I would use it again no problem.”

10 / 10
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Lulue July 21, 2015

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “I was prescribe tobradex drops for chronic dry eye syndrome and conjunctivitis . I developed a severe allergic reaction. My eyelids and under eye got swollen , red, itchy and developed small bumps. I had raccoon eyes. I stop drops & went my Dr. Was put on cortisone .”

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nancepir · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 11, 2018

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “I bought this in Greece, I had conjuctivitis and I bought another just in case I would need it. Dr prescribe other antibiotic drops which did not work so I decided to do this Tobradex and 2 days my eye was great”

9 / 10
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Anonymous March 5, 2012

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “I was prescribed Tobradex ointment to put on my eyelids after eye surgery. I had a lot of bruising and swelling and the medication seemed to help. No adverse side effects, but if you get it in your eye, it will blurr your vision slightly for a couple hours (I think due to the greasy consistency more than anything else). My co-pay for a 7 day supply cost $50.”

8 / 10
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jmcd2017 · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2017

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “This medication has been doing a good job at clearing up my right ear after just a few days. Keep in mind that I also have a perforation in my ear drum as well, although it has been there even before I developed this infection. Anyhow, I was recently diagnosed with a right middle ear infection last week and was prescribed this along with Augmentin 875 MG. However, I have been taking a 500 MG Glutathione antioxidant supplement along with this medication considering the fact that this medication carries an ototoxic risk.”

8 / 10
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MareB · Taken for less than 1 month February 1, 2020

For Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Been using the dexamethasone with tobramycin eye drops about 3 days. Woke up today & 1 of my eyes lower lid was swollen. After I put drops in & waited the 2 minutes as directed, my lower lid flipped! Been swollen & felt odd all day. Just did another dose & same thing happened. My Eye Dr's office is closed (weekend) & I am thinking I should discontinue. Anyone else have this problem?”

6 / 10
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SLB401 · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2020

For Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Came down with pink eye which to me was viral but I decided to see a doctor anyway because I was in pain, I saw a doctor online. He prescribed me Polymxin, which after 2 days of use, was not working. It burned and I still had all the classic symptoms of pink eye. Went to my eye doctor 4 days after the onset of pink eye symptoms and she gave me this because I had severe swelling. She told me to take every hour for the first day and it should make me much more comfortable. I’m on the second day and my eyes feel incredible! I have slight blurring and my eye lid in one eye is still droopy and swollen but not from this med. She said this is always her first line of defense when there is inflammation because of the steroid. My eye lids and forehead have been super itchy but not sure if that is a side effect of this med or just from 5 days of wet eyes. But nonetheless, I’m so much more comfortable!”

10 / 10
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Dueces June 17, 2008

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “My twin sister had the infection. She's been using it for about a day and she has seen an improvement already. The doc told her to use it three times a day for seven days.”

7 / 10
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Acherons · Taken for less than 1 month January 17, 2020

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Worked like a charm. Already felt much better after 1 drop.”

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Simone · Taken for less than 1 month June 26, 2019

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Not effective for eye infection. It's still bad as it was!!!. I have allergic reaction. I have an eye swollen, red, and lot of bumps around the eye. Negative experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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patty cakes December 17, 2008

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “I had an allergic reaction to sulfur in another eyedrop. My eye was blurry, not being able to see more than ten feet. This eyedrop helped me see.”

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Chris HS0ZFE · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2014

TobraDex (dexamethasone / tobramycin) for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial: “Really effective - had discharge come out of my red eye. Now the pain is gone some 20 hours later. ”

10 / 10
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Svetlana · Taken for less than 1 month March 2, 2020

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “The side effects of this was very bad double vision, nausea and dizziness. ”

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Steph · Taken for less than 1 month August 9, 2018

“I had been suffering from a debilitating stye for a few days when I finally got this medication prescribed. Within two hours, the pain and swelling went away for the rest of the day.”

10 / 10
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CTatteberry July 3, 2016

For Postoperative Ocular Inflammation: “Used before surgery of eyelids, had minor itching but it really kept eyelids healthy and dryness controlled.”

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