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Tobramycin and Dexamethasone Ophthalmic

Tobradex is a corticosteroid and antibacterial drug for the eye used to treat inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea, and anterior segment of the globe. It is also used for chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from burns or other injuries to the eye. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6745

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobradex 

 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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My sympathies to you! I’ve had uveitis twice, the first time in 2007 I was treated with prednisone, pred forte, and the drugs mentioned above. The last time I had it was 2010 I think, and I was treated with durezol. Magic. No prednisone, and a much quicker recovery. Good luck!

I’ve had Uveitis for 24 years now — and for the first 21 years I was treated with Tobrex and Tobradex as well. They are bother prednisone based and after so many years on this — between drops, pills and injections into my eyes — it builds up in my system – then it finally crashed my immune system !!
Then you have issues defending off infections and I now am on a form of chemo therapy for 26 months now, and completely removed from prednisone — to keep the white cells from attacking my eyes — but the side effects are horrible !! I was given other drug options – but they were as – or more toxic — and the side effects are brutal — for me !!
But – one should be careful with prednisone — it should be used for SHORT time frames – not years in consistently. But — if you take nothing – uveitis will eventually lead to blindness !!!
Pick your poison !!!!

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