Buy Tobrex Eye Drops from Canadian & International Pharmacies
Tobrex Eye Drops (Tobramycin)and/or alternatives
Tobrex 0.3% from $2.60 USD/mlTobrex 0.3%
Manufactured by: Alcon
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Tobrex 0.3% is also available from CanadaTobrex 0.3% from $5.07 USD/mlTobrex 0.3%
Marketed as Tobrex Ophthalmic Solution in Canada
Manufactured by: Novartis
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Tobrex Eye Drops
Tobrex Eye Drops or tobramycin is a topical antibiotic used for the treatment of external infections of the eye caused by bacteria. The bacterial response to this drug should be appropriately monitored to determine the efficacy of treatment. Tobramycin falls under the class of known as aminoglycoside antibiotics and curbs bacterial growth. Patients can buy Tobrex Eye Drops only to treat bacterial eye infections. This medication should be used for the full treatment course as recommended by the doctor even after the symptoms of the infection have disappeared.
Side effects of Tobrex Eye Drops
The common side effects of this drug are eye redness, eye discomfort, or eyelid swelling. Patients should seek the medical attention of their doctor if these symptoms worsen or persist. Till date, no serious side effects of the drug have been reported. However, the prolonged use of these drops should be avoided as this can lead to a new fungal infection. The development of serious allergic reactions with this ophthalmic solution is very unlikely, but it is advisable to consult your doctor immediately if this occurs. A serious allergic reaction includes symptoms of hives, rash, itching and swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, intense dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
Before you buy Tobrex Eye Drops, inform your doctor about your medical history and whether you are allergic to tobramycin or other aminoglycosides and preservatives or other substances. Patients may experience blurred vision after using the drops, which is temporary. However, it is recommended that they do not drive or use heavy machinery immediately after using it. Pregnant and breastfeeding women must only use these drops after consulting their doctor. The drug should be stored at room temperature and kept away from heat and moisture and out of reach of children.
Tobrex Eye Drops Dosage
The dosage of Tobrex Eye Drops will depend on the doctor’s prescription and often varies from patient to patient due to certain factors such as severity of the condition and medical history of a patient. Patients should follow their doctor's instructions or follow the directions on the label. For mild to moderate infections, the recommended dose is 1 drop every four hours, while for severe infections, 1 drop hourly until symptoms start to subside is deemed effective. Patients can make up for a missed dose as soon as they remember it, but they must avoid taking a double dose of Tobrex Eye Drops or taking the missed dose if it is already time for the next scheduled dose.
Tobrex Eye Drops is not recommended to be used along with ethacrynic acid, furosemide, gallamine, lysine, tacrolimus, vancomycin, succinylcholine, or tubocurarine, but it may be indicated in some cases, in which case a doctor may either change the dose of Tobrex Eye Drops or other drugs. As of date, there are no serious interactions reported with this drug when taken concomitantly with other medications. However, inform your doctor about all the drugs you are using before you buy Tobrex Eye Drops to be on the safe side.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.