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Tobrex can also be prescribed as AK-Tob, Tobralcon, and Tobrasol. In its generic form, it is prescribed as tobramycin ophthalmic. Its primary function is to treat bacterial infections of the eye. It is a member of the family of drugs known as ophthalmic antibiotics. Tobrex is useless against infections that are brought on by a virus.

Tobrex is dispensed via a sterile tube or a sterile eye dropper. Patients need to be careful not to contaminate the sterile tips by allowing it to touch any surface, especially the fingers and hands. Should the dispenser become contaminated, the patient should seek out the advice of the pharmacist to determine how to replace or sterilize it once again. Contaminated applicators can cause re-infection of the eye.

Viral and fungal infections of the eye require a different treatment. Patients should adhere to the prescription labels, and use the entire prescription even if all symptoms of infection have disappeared. Stopping treatment too early can result in re-infection of the eye.

The American Food and Drug Administration has rated this medication a category B pregnancy risk, which means the Tobrex is not expected to cause harm to a developing fetus. There is not evidence to indicate one way or the other whether Tobrex can pass into breast milk and affect a nursing baby. Women who are nursing should thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of using this medication while nursing and assess the risk before proceeding.

The medication should be shaken before each use to prevent separation of the drug, which decreases its effectiveness. To maintain the medication within the eye and prevent the medicine from entering into the tear duct, the patient should be instructed to press firmly but gently along the corner of eye, near the bridge of the nose, closing off the tear duct for about 1 minute per dose. If the drop needs to be repeated (if the labeling calls for two drops per eye) each drop should be applied this way with approximately five minutes in between doses.

Patients should be mindful to keep a regular schedule of doses, however, should a dose be missed, it can be taken as soon as it is remembered. If there isn’t much time between the missed dose and the next, the missed dose can be skipped. Doubling up on this medication is not a good idea.

It is unlikely that patients will overdose on Tobrex. Tobrex should be kept in a warm and dry place well out of reach of children. In the even of accidental ingestion or overdose, patients should seek out the nearest emergency room. There are no documented symptoms associated with overdosing or ingestion, but patients should take the precaution to be checked out.

Allergic reactions to Tobrex are unlikely but may occur. The most obvious indications of an allergic reaction are difficulty breathing, hives, itching, and swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat. Other serious side effects have never been reported.

Mild side effects can be bothersome, but rarely indicate a medical problem. Patients should alert the prescribing physician to any unusual side effects, and report mild ones. Mild side effects such as stinging, burning, and tearing of the eyes, eye itching, irritation, redness, blurry vision, and itching, burning, or irritation of the eyelid, with occasional sensitivity to light.

Patients should always check with the physician before taking any type of additional medication or supplement. Some medications may react poorly with Tobrex. Patients should inquire about the use of contact lenses and other eye medications at the time of prescription.

Tobrex has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tobrex


• Molecular formula of tobrex is C18H37N5O9
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-amino-2-[4,6-diamino-3-[3-amino-6-(aminomethyl)-5-hydroxy- tetrahydropyran-2-yl]oxy-2-hydroxy-cyclohexoxy]-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydropyran-3,5-diol
• Molecular weight is 467.515 g/mol
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Generic name: Tobramycin

Brand name(s): Aktob, Distobram, Gernebcin, Nebcin, Nebramycin, Obracin, Obramycin, Tenebrimycin, Tenemycin, Tobi, Tobracin, Tobradex, Tobradistin, Tobramaxin, Tobramitsetin, Tobramycetin, Tobrasone

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