Tobreks: instructions for use, price, reviews, analogues
Tobrex is produced by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Alcon. It is made in the form of eye drops, the active ingredient of which is tobramycin.
Drops containing tobramycin, practically do not enter the blood, and act locally, which is why they are characterized by low toxicity and no contraindications.
Ophthalmologists prescribe “Tobrex” when a patient has blepharitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis and iridocyclitis. Its use is advisable after ophthalmologic operations in order to avoid complications.
The only contraindication of the drug is the presence of an allergic reaction to the components of the composition. During therapy, it is better to exclude alcohol, since an antibiotic may have the opposite effect.
Mode of application
If the patient has an eye infection of mild or moderate severity, ophthalmologists prescribe “Tobrex” with 2 drops in the conjunctival sac every 4 hours.If there is a running disease process, patients should bury 2 drops of tobramycin every hour. The course of therapy depends on the dynamics of the course of the disease.
With an improperly selected dose, patients may observe side effects. In extremely rare cases, patients complain of headache, discomfort and itching in the eyes, blurred vision, swelling, discharge from the eyes, excessive dryness, increased tearing. Sometimes ophthalmologists observe a rash, erythema, dermatitis in their patients.
Price and analogues
The cost of Tobrex eye drops is 190 rubles for 5 ml. On the pharmacy shelves, you can see the analogs of the drug, which are slightly cheaper, for example, "Tobropt", "Tobriss", "Otipaks". These analogues are not structural, so before using them you should carefully read the instructions and consult your doctor. The effect of some ophthalmic drugs is not fully understood, so pregnant and nursing mothers should use them very carefully.
Opinion about the drug "Tobreks" ambiguous. Someone praises them, and someone scolds.
One woman had a tear channel in her child from birth. That only the doctors did not prescribe it to the child - and the drops of "Vigamok", and the tetracycline ointment, and the antibiotic "Levomycetin", but it was all to no avail. The woman, already desperate, decided to go to pierce the lacrimal canal. But one ophthalmologist decided to prescribe a drop of “Tobrex” for the child. What was her surprise when the child's eye stopped to fester, passed inflammation.
When using eye drops you should not forget that the droplets must always be sterile. That is why the shelf life after opening a drug is not more than a month.