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Tobraflex (Tobramycin / Fluorometholone Acetate Ophthalmic) - Summary



Tobraflex™ (tobramycin and fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic suspension, USP) is a sterile, multiple dose antibiotic and steroid combination for topical ophthalmic use.

Tobraflex™ Ophthalmic Suspension is indicated for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where superficial bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

Ocular steroids are indicated in inflammatory conditions of the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, cornea and anterior segment of the globe where the inherent risk of steroid use in certain infective conjunctivitides is accepted to obtain a diminution in edema and inflammation. They are also indicated in chronic anterior uveitis and corneal injury from chemical, radiation or thermal burns, or penetration of foreign bodies.

The use of a combination drug with an anti-infective component is indicated where the risk of superficial ocular infection is high or where there is an expectation that potentially dangerous numbers of bacteria will be present in the eye. The anti-infective drug in this product, tobramycin, is active against the following common bacterial eye pathogens: Staphylococci, including S. aureus and S. epidermidis (coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative), including penicillin-resistant strains.

Streptococci, including some of the Group A beta-hemolytic species, some nonhemolytic species, and some Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Proteus mirabilis, Morganella morganii, most Proteus vulgaris strains, Haemophilus influenzae and H. aegyptius, Moraxella lacunata, and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (Herellea vaginacola) and some Neisseria species.

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Published Studies Related to Tobraflex (Tobramycin / Fluorometholone Ophthalmic)

Ketorolac-tobramycin combination vs fluorometholone-tobramycin combination in reducing inflammation following phacoemulsification cataract extraction with scleral tunnel incision. [2000.11]
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of ketorolac-tobramycin combination with fluorometholone-tobramycin combination in the control of ocular inflammation after endocapsular phacoemulsification cataract surgery with scleral tunnel incision... CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that ketorolac may be an alternative to some corticosteroids (fluorometholone). It is generally accepted that fluorometholone is not as potent an anti-inflammatory as prednisolone the most commonly used steroid following cataract extraction.

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