Dextrobac Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension(Dexamethasone & Tobramycin)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Dextrobac Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension: Each ml contains Dexamethasone BP 1 mg and Tobramycin USP 3 mg

Description

Dextrobac eye drop is a combination preparation of dexamethasone and tobramycin. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid and tobramycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic . It is used in the eye to prevent permanent damage,which may occur with certain eye problems

Indications

Dextrobac eye drops are used to treat inflammation and a possible infection that may result from the surgery of the eye

Dosage & Administration

Adults: One drop instilled into the conjunctival sac every 4 to 6 hours while the patient is awake. During the initial 24 to 48 hours, the dosage may be increased to one drop every two hours while the patient is awake, for a maximum of 24 days. Frequency should be decreased gradually as the improvement in clinical signs.

Children: Safety and effectiveness in children below the age of 2 years have not been established.

Side Effects

Tobramycin may cause hypersensitivity and localised ocular toxicity, including lid itching and swelling, and conjunctival erythema. These reactions occur in less than 4% of patients. The reactions due to dexdamethasone are: elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP), with possible development of glaucoma and infrequent optic nerve damage; posterior subcapsular cataract formation; and delayed wound healing.

Precautions

Shake the bottle well before use. To prevent contamination do not touch the tip of the bottle to affected eye, eyelid or any surface of of the affected eye. Keep the bottle tightly closed after use.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Safety for use during pregnancy and lactation in humans has not been established

Over Dose

A topical overdose of Dextrobac eye drops may be flushed from the eye(s) with lukewarm tap water.

Storage

- Store the bottle below 25 °C.
- Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not use more than 4 weeks after opening the bottle

Commercial Pack

Dextrobac Sterile Ophthalmic Suspension : Plastic dropper bottle containing 5 ml eye drops.