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  • Medical Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: No drug interactions have been described with Tobradex eye drops or ointment.

PREGNANCY: Although no human studies have assessed the effects of Tobradex on the fetus, animal studies have shown adverse fetal effects. Physicians should prescribe it to women who are pregnant only if its benefits are deemed to outweigh the potential risks.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if Tobradex is excreted into breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequently reported side effects of Tobradex are itching, swelling of the eye lids, and redness of the conjunctivae. Increased intraocular pressure, delayed wound healing, optic nerve damage, and formation of cataract may also occur.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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