What should I know when using tobramycin and dexamethasone?

The combination drug tobramycin and dexamethasone (TobraDex), a treatment for eye infections, is safe for most people. However, there are some things you should tell your doctor before you start using this drug, including:
  • other medicines you're taking, including vitamins, over-the-counter drugs and other eye medications (so your doctor can check for drug interactions)
  • if you are allergic to this drug, other antibiotics or other medications
  • problems you have taking any other antibiotics
  • if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • if you have any problems using eyedrops (if so, the ointment might be easier for you to use)
  • if you wear soft contact lenses (you shouldn't wear contact lenses when you have an eye infection)
If you have any other special issues or concerns, mention them to your doctor too.

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