tobramycin/dexamethasone suspension - ophthalmic, Tobradex, Tobradex ST
GENERIC NAME: TOBRAMYCIN/DEXAMETHASONE SUSPENSION - OPHTHALMIC (TOE-bra-MYE-sin/dex-uh-METH-uh-sown)
BRAND NAME(S): Tobradex, Tobradex ST
USES: This medication is used to treat or prevent eye infections. This medication contains two drugs. Tobramycin belongs to a class of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Dexamethasone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling.This medication treats/prevents only bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
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