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Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution Rx

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Tobramycin Eye Drops for Use in Pets

Tobramycin eye drops are used in many animals to treat bacterial infections in the eye, eyelids, or conjunctiva. Tobramycin in considered bactericidal, which means that it kills bacteria. It does so by stopping the production of proteins within the bacteria. When giving your pet tobramycin eye drops, it is important not to touch the tip of the dropper on the eye. This can contaminate the eye drops for future applications.

Adverse Effects

  • renal toxicity
  • ear damage

Use caution in seeing-eye, herding, or dogs for the hearing impaired, as tobramycin can cause irreversible ear damage. Also, it is important to monitor renal function. Kidney damage is usually reversible once the drug is discontinued.


If you miss giving your pet a dose, give it to him as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your normal schedule.

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution for Pets by following the link below:

Tobramycin Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Tobramycin Eye Drops' indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below. This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when applying the product to your pet.
 
  
 
Tobramycin's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your pet's veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have more questions about Tobramycin Eye Drops for Dogs and Cats.
 
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  • Q:

    I have gone to the vet and she gave my 2 month old cat Tobramycin. She was watery eyes and a congestion type wheeze. The sneezing has seemed to decrease slightly but her eyes are still very watery. How long should I wait until I should take her back?
    Asked on 5/15/2015 by autumncaye from Houston, TX, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The tobramycin ophthalmic drops are only used to treat infections of the eye and will not treat respiratory congestion or wheezing. Contact your veterinarian is you have not seen improvement in 3 to 4 days or if the infection has not cleared in one week after starting tobramycin.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/5/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has conjunctivitis and sneezing. I put a drop in each eye and a drop in each nostril is this okay?
    Asked on 4/9/2015 by marty 1225 from New Jersey, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Tobramycin eye medication is most commonly used to treat certain types of bacterial eye infections. This dosage form is prescribed off label to treat other types of infections also. We recommend contacting your veterinarian to verify whether or not you should be using the medication to treat the nostril infection as well.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/14/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My horses eye lids are a bit swollen and I would like to know if I can use tobramycin 0.3% ophthalmic
    Asked on 3/24/2015 by mare from Marana, AZ, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Tobramycin ophthalmic is a prescribed antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. The appropriate usage of this antibiotic must be done under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian. There are a variety of reasons your horse may have swollen eyelids. We recommend contacting your veterinarian prior to using this medication to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your pet.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/7/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I used this solution on my dog's left eye and I noticed her pupil constricted/miosis.  Is that normal?
    Asked on 3/13/2015 by Vivi from Texas, United States

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    • A:

      Vivi,

      Tobramycin ophthalmic solution (Tobrex) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial eye infections. According to the manufacturer, tobramycin ophthalmic solution is generally well tolerated and adverse effects are uncommon if used correctly. The most common adverse effects include eye redness, tearing, eye discomfort and itching of the eye. There have been reports of increased sensitivity to light, as tobramycin can cause pupillary dilation or mydriasis. As pupil constriction is not generally observed with tobramycin, it is recommended that you contact your veterinarian with any questions or concerns regarding your animal’s health.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/24/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has an upper respiratory infection and giving her both Tobramycin drops for eyes and Baytril (oral antibiotic). I notice that she keeps scratching her ear and not holding her ears perfectly straight. Should I stop the eye drops?
    Asked on 2/4/2015 by Tosca225 from New Jersey

    1 answer

    • A:

      The oral antibiotic was possibly prescribed for the respiratory infection and the tobramycin drops is indicated for the treatment of a bacterial eye infections. Continue giving these prescribed medications unless your veterinarian says otherwise. The scratching of your pet’s ear may be a sign of an ear infection. Contact your veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your pet regarding this ear issue.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/13/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    how many drops of Tobramycin can I apply to my cat's eye and how often?
    Asked on 11/30/2014 by Yanet from Hialeah, FL

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yanet,

      Dosing instructions are prescribed by your veterinarian. You would need to contact your veterinarian to find out that information.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/3/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Does this medication cause pupil  dialation in dogs
    Asked on 10/31/2014 by amyg from Brooklyn, NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Pupil dilation, or mydriasis, is not a common side-effect of tobramycin ophthalmic solution when used in dogs. We recommend reporting this effect to your pet’s veterinarian and following-up with them as appropriate. The veterinarian will determine if this side-effect is serious, or if the medication is to be continued.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    We have a little kitten that its mother left it and we are trying to take care of it. It is about 4 wks old- eyes are bad-I hav Tobramycin that I have just finished frm surg-how often do we use it
    Asked on 10/7/2014 by Lucky Kitty from Huntsville, AL, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Directions for use would be determined by your veterinarian. They would know your pets condition the best and would be able to make the appropriate dosage for those eye drops.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/15/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    will this dilate the eye?
    Asked on 4/3/2014 by oldpepper36

    1 answer

    • A:

      The manufacturer reports that Tobramycin Opthalmic Solution is typically well tolerated and adverse effects are uncommon when used correctly. Eye redness, tearing, eye discomfort, and eye itching may occur. Dilation of the eye has not been reported as a common adverse effect. We recommend contacting your pet’s veterinarian regarding this observed symptom to determine the cause.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My vet prescribed Tobramycin for my pets ears--is this possibly a mistake?
    Asked on 3/4/2014 by Baxter from Calif, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Baxter,

      Tobramycin is an antibiotic that will have good activity against the bacteria that normally cause ear infections. The tobramycin eye drops can be used in the ear under the direction of your veterinarian. It is important to follow your veterinarian's instructions on the administration of tobramycin as well as any instructions on cleaning the ear canal prior to instilling the medication.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/11/2014 by VetRxDirect
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When we took our kitten in because she had 'gunk' in her eyes, the prescription seemed like a necessary thing, but I didn't want to just pay what the Vet was asking, so I said I needed to do research. Sure enough, a quick search online saved me close to half the cost.

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