|Relieving inflammation and treating bacterial eye infections
||Toba DM Eye Drops
Toba DM Eye Drops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) are a combination of corticosteroid and antibiotic ingredients which are indicated for the treatment of bacterial eye infections. Other uses include treating styes affecting the eyes or pink eye occurring alongside a bacterial infection. One of the ingredients in this suspension (tobramycin) is a type of aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, such as certain strains of staphylococci, streptococci, pseudomonas aeruginosa, morganella morganii, proteus vulgaris as well as others not listed here. Application causes cell death, which allows the symptoms of the infection to be cleared up.
Dexamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid which is potent in nature is also contained, for its anti-inflammatory effects. By helping to decrease the inflammatory response caused by the immune system, this ingredient helps to provide relief from redness, while also reducing inflammation. In some cases, this combination of ingredients may be used on patients who have undergone surgery for cataracts, so as to relieve swelling and protect against infection.
Dosage and Administration
Toba DM Eye Drops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) are for topical ophthalmic application. Ensure that you shake the bottle prior to use, and take care to prevent the dropper from becoming contaminated. Patients using these eye drops will be told by their doctor exactly how much drops need to be applied, as well as the frequency of application. In some cases, the doctor providing treatment may instruct the patient to reduce the frequency of application after inflammation has continued. Treatment usually lasts for 14 days, and doctors generally advise that the maximum treatment period is 24 days. Your doctor will tell you when you need to stop applying the eye drops and it is important that you follow all instructions given to you.
Treating eye conditions with Toba DM Eye Drops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) may result in some patients experiencing side effects, such as:
- Blurred eyesight
- Itchiness affecting the eyelid
- Discomfort noticeable in the eyes
Ensure that your doctor is quickly notified if any side effects occur. If serious irritation or and other severe reactions that have not been mentioned here is experienced during treatment, immediate treatment will be necessary.
All patients must note that these eye drops are for topical application to the eyes only. Under no circumstances should they be ingested or applied to any other area of the body.
Do not use these eye drops for longer than your doctor tells you. This is because topically applying corticosteroids to the eyes for an extended period of time could cause glaucoma, cataracts or optic nerve damage.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Toba DM Eye Drops (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.