Tobastar Eye Drop

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Tobastar Information

Tobastar is a prescription medicine that is available as a Drops. It is typically used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections. Other than this, Tobastar has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Tobastar depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Tobastar can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Tobastar go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Tobastar has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Tobastar related warnings talks about Tobastar's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Tobastar can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Tobastar in conditions like Kidney Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Tobastar are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Tobastar have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Tobastar is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Tobastar Benefits & Uses

Tobastar is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Tobastar Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Eyelid Inflammation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 drop
  • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Eyelid Inflammation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 drop
  • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Eyelid Inflammation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 drop
  • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Eyelid Inflammation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 drop
  • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Eyelid Inflammation
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 drop
  • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Above 2 months old can take

Tobastar Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Tobastar safe for pregnant women?


    Tobastar should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Tobastar safe during breastfeeding?


    Tobastar can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Tobastar on the Kidneys?


    Tobastar may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Tobastar on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Tobastar on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Tobastar on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Tobastar for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Tobastar with Other Drugs

Tobastar should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Tobastar Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tobastar unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Tobastar

  • Is this Tobastar habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Tobastar is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Tobastar does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Tobastar only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Tobastar is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Tobastar Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Tobastar


    Taking Tobastar with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Tobastar


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Tobastar.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Tobastar

Question about 5 years ago

Does Tobastar cause hearing loss or deafness?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Yes, Tobastar has been reported to cause hearing loss or deafness. It is a common side effect of this medicine. If you experience hearing loss or deafness after consuming or applying for this medicine, then consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Tobastar be used for acne?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Tobastar cannot be used to treat acne as it is not effective against acne.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Tobastar cause diarrhoea?

Dr. Ramraj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Tobastar has been reported to cause diarrhoea and it is a common side effect of this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing diarrhoea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Tobastar without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Tobastar is a prescription drug, hence do not take Tobastar without consulting doctor. It can be harmful to patients to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

Question over 5 years ago

How to use Tobastar?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Tobastar comes in the form of injection and eye drop. The usual dose is 1 drop in the affected eyes every 4 to 6 hours while you are awake. During the initial 48 hours, your doctor may increase the dose to 1 drop every 2 hours. The injectable form of this drug is given by healthcare providers.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tobramycin

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 749

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 136-141



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