Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops - The ophthalmic medication is primarily used for the treatment of eye infections with inflammation. The medication is highly effective to treat inflammation in the eye caused by iritis, allergies, uveitis, severe acne, chemical burns, and severe acne. Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops is only intended for the treatment of bacterial eye infection with inflammation. A bacterial eye infection takes place when bacteria infiltrate any area of the eyeball or the tissues that surround it, including the conjunctiva and cornea. The symptoms of bacterial eye infection include swelling of the eyes, itching, red eyes, pain in the eyes, watery eyes, and blurry vision.
Working Mechanism of Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops
The eye drop medication is a unique amalgamation of two medicines Tobramycin and Loteprednol etabonate. Tobramycin works as an antibiotic. The antibiotic works by blocking the synthesis of necessary proteins that bacteria need to perform key tasks, hence, it helps prevent bacterial development in the eye. On the other hand, Loteprednol etabonate is known as a steroid. The steroid works by preventing the production of a certain chemical substance known as prostaglandins, which is mainly responsible for making the eye swollen, red, and itchy. These two medication works simultaneously to help provide treatment for bacterial infection of the eye with infection.
Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops Uses
- Ophthalmic medication is widely used for the treatment of eye infections with inflammation.
- The eye drop is highly effective to treat inflammation in the eye caused by iritis, allergies, uveitis, severe acne, chemical burns, and severe acne.
- It is also effective for Blepharitis
- The eye drop is also helpful for non-specific conjunctivitis
Potential Side Effects of the Eye Drops
The eye drop is usually safe for usage, however, in some rare cases, the use of this medication may lead to some unpleasant adverse reactions. The side effects of this eye drop are generally mid, temporary, and resolve on their own after some time. However, consult your doctor immediately, if you feel that the side effects of this eye drop medication are persistent and bother you much.
Some of the common side effects of Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops may include:
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Stinging in the eyes
- Superficial punctate keratiti
- Burning sensation in the eye
Safety Advice to keep in Mind
Some of the important precautions and warnings to keep in mind about Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops are:
- Using loteprednol etabonate and tobramycin eye drop only bacterial infection of the eye is treated.
- The eye drop medication should be used two or three times each day, or as directed by your doctor.
- Avoid using the eye drop more frequently or for longer than your doctor has prescribed.
- The application site may experience brief burning, itching, or redness. Typically, this is moderate.
- If your reaction to the eye drop is more severe, speak with your doctor.
- Inform your doctor, that if your skin becomes itchy, tell your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How should one use Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops?
Remember to wash your hands before using the eye drop medication. Shake the bottle of eye dro well before using it. To make a tiny pocket, tilt your head back a little and draw down your lower eyelid. Squeeze a drop into the pocket while holding the dropper above your eye. For a minute or two, close your eyes.
Q. What happens if one misses a dose of Tobramycin & Loteprednol etabonate Eye Drops?
If it is almost time for your next dose, omit the missed dose and use the medication as soon as you can. Never combine two dosages at once.