TobraDex Side Effects
Generic name: dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 4, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name TobraDex.
Applies to dexamethasone/tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension.
Serious side effects of TobraDex
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking dexamethasone/tobramycin ophthalmic:
- Itching and swelling of eyelid
- redness of eye
- Delayed wound healing
- eye pain
- gradual blurring or loss of vision
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Applies to dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic suspension.
Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Keratitis, eye allergy, blurred vision, dry eye, ocular hyperemia
Frequency not reported: Eyelid edema, erythema of the eyelid, mydriasis, increased lacrimation
-Common (1% to 10%): Ocular hyperemia, erythema of eyelid, abnormal sensation in eye, eye pain
-Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eye pruritus, ocular discomfort, eye allergy, eyelid edema, conjunctivitis, glare, increased lacrimation, keratitis
-Frequency not reported: Optic nerve damage, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, fungal infections of the cornea, bacterial ocular infection
-Common (1% to 10%):
-Frequency not reported: Conjunctival erythema, ocular toxicity[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Swelling face[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Rash, pruritus[Ref]
The most commonly reported side effects were eye irritation, ocular hyperemia, erythema of eyelid, abnormal sensation in eye, ocular hyperemia, and eye pain.[Ref]
Rare (less than 0.1%): Dysgeusia
-Frequency not reported: Delayed wound healing[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rhinorrhea, laryngospasm[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Tobradex (dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc (2001):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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