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Tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension and ointment are sterile, multiple dose antibiotic and steroid combinations for topical ophthalmic use:

Tobramycin: Empirical Formula: C18H37N5O9
Chemical Name:

Dexamethasone: Empirical Formula: C22H29FO5
Chemical Name:

Each ml of Tobradex Suspension Contains: Actives: Tobramycin 0.3% (3 mg) and dexamethasone 0.1% (1 mg). Preservative: Benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Inactives: Tyloxapol, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium sulfate, sulfuric acid and/or sodium hydroxide (to adjust pH) and purified water.

Each Gram of Tobradex Ointment Contains: Actives: Tobramycin 0.3% (3 mg) and dexamethasone 0.1% (1 mg). Preservative: Chlorobutanol 0.5%. Inactives: Mineral Oil and White Petrolatum.


CATEGORIES: Burns, ophthalmic; Conjunctivitis, infectious; Dermatosis, corticosteroid-responsive with secondary infection; Foreign body, ophthalmic; Inflammation, cornea; Inflammation, ophthalmic; Trauma, ophthalmic; Uveitis; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1988 Aug; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Aminoglycosides; Ocular Anti-Infective/Anti-Inflammatory


BRAND NAMES: Dicon; Tobradex
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Dicon (Korea)

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