click here for details           Tobrex  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing/ 1 or 2 drops q 4 hr;   if severe, 2 drops hourly while in severe stage.
Chem Specs tobramycin 0.3%
Quantities 5 ml
Cost 4.00 (generic)
Class Aminoglycoside
Action Prevents bacterial protein synthesis (binds to ribosome s30 or s50)
Activity Active against a wide variety of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria
includings some penicillin-resistant and gentamicin-resistant strains .
Usage Indicated in the treatment of external infections of the eye and adnexa.
Increasing resistance from community-acquired infections. Aminoglycoside
toxicity possible with pre-sensitized pts. or with extended use.
Contraindications Known hypersensitivity to any of its components.
Pediatric use > 2 months
Pregnancy Category B (topical ophthalmic application)