Buy Tobrex Eye Ointment from Canadian & International Pharmacies
Tobrex Eye Ointment (Tobramycin)and/or alternatives
Tobrex 0.3% from $3.76 USD/gramTobrex 0.3%
Marketed as Tobrex Ophthalmic Ointment in Turkey
Manufactured by: Alcon
Product of Turkey. Shipped from TurkeyRxPrescription Required
Tobrex 0.3% is also available from CanadaTobrex 0.3% from $9.52 USD/gramTobrex 0.3%
Marketed as Tobrex Ophthalmic Ointment in Canada
Manufactured by: Novartis
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaRxPrescription Required
General Information on Tobrex Eye Ointment
Tobrex Eye Ointment is an antibiotic medication for the eyes. It is given for treating several types of bacterial eye infections. The generic and chemical name of Tobrex Eye Ointment is tobramycin ophthalmic.
Tobrex Eye Ointment contains 0.3 %, or 3mg of tobramycin. The ointment also contains 0.5 % or 5mg chlorobutanol as a preservative and white petrolatum and mineral oil as inactive ingredients.
You may buy Tobrex Eye Ointment online for other medical reasons as well, but only if the doctor has specifically prescribed it for that condition. However, Tobrex Eye Ointment does not cure a fungal or viral eye infection. It is only indicated for treating bacterial infections.
Side effects of Tobrex Eye Ointment
There are no serious side effects associated with Tobrex Eye Ointment. The most common side effects seen with this medication is burning sensation, itching, irritation, or redness in the eye, itching or swelling of the eyelid, blurred vision, and increased sensitivity to light. While these side effects are minor and usually go away on their own, you must let your doctor know if they turn severe or continue for an abnormally long period of time.
Tobrex Eye Ointment may not cause any serious side effect, but there is a risk of an eye infection if you do not keep the dropper sterile while applying the medication. In order to avoid contaminating the dropper, you must follow the dosage instructions given below.
You must inform your doctor if you suffer from any other side effect even if it is not mentioned above. In rare cases, an allergic reaction may be triggered due to Tobrex Eye Ointment. The signs of such reactions would include extreme itching or burning sensation in the eye, swelling of the eye or eyelids, and the appearance of hives.
Dosage of Tobrex Eye Ointment
Your doctor will prescribe the number of drops to be applied and the frequency of application. You will also get a patient instruction leaflet on how to handle the ointment and apply it when you buy Tobrex Eye Ointment. If you have any doubt about how to apply the ointment, you may consult your doctor, pharmacist or any other qualified medical professional.
You must wash and clean your hands before you apply Tobrex Eye Ointment. Once you have washed your hands, shake the bottle containing the ointment well. After this, tilt your head back and place the dropper a few inches above the eye where the medicine is to be applied. Once the required number of drops is applied, close your eye and rotate your eyeballs to spread the drops evenly. If you are applying the ointment in the other eye, you must wait for 10 minutes before proceeding further.
Tobrex Eye Ointment may interact with other eye medications. Do not change its dose or take it along with other drugs without first talking to your doctor.
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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.