tobramycin ophthalmic solution (Tobrex) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There is no evidence of harm to the fetus in animal studies with systemic tobramycin use; no direct studies in humans have been conducted. Blood levels are undetectable after ophthalmic tobramycin use.

NURSING MOTHERS: Tobramycin ophthalmic solution is not absorbed into the body at detectable levels, and therefore not expected to be present in the breast milk. However, breast feeding is not recommended due to the potential for adverse effects in the infant.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects are rare. Less than 1% report sensitivity reactions including swelling and itching of the eyelid, and reddening of the eye (conjunctiva).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/16/2014


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