Tobradex generic name tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic belongs to a class of drugs known as Ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives. Tobradex contains a combination of two drugs, tobramycin and dexamethasone. Tobramycin is an antibiotic and it is mainly used to treat bacterial infections in patients. Dexamethasone is also used to treat the swelling that is normally associated with bacterial infections.
TobraDex is a combination medicine used in the treatment of bacterial eye infections. TobraDex has two active ingredients, tobramycin and dexamethasone, which work in different, yet complementary means.
Tobramycin is an antibiotic and works by disrupting protein synthesis in the bacterium. In contrast, dexamethasone is a steroid drug - one which works to reduce inflammation caused by the bacterial infection. Together, tobramycin and dexamethasone have a synergistic effect - each assisting the other in reducing symptoms caused by the eye infection.
TobraDex is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among them are included eye stinging, irritation, itch, blurred vision, and photosensitivity.