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INTRODUCTION

SAPTOB F EYE DROPS is a combination of Fluorometholone and Tobramycin which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It 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.

The use this medicine 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.

Before using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart disease. Consult your doctor before using.

It is not recommended for use in patients with epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and many other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva, mycobacterial infections of eye and fungal diseases of ocular structures.

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose of depending on your age, body weight and health condition. Consult your doctor before using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS.

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the use of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS in pregnant women, lactating mothers and pediatric population. Consult your doctor before using.

The most common side effects include localized ocular toxicity including lid itching and swelling and conjunctival erythema. If you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye and if the condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours, discontinue use and consult your physician for advice.

USES OF SAPTOB F EYE DROPS

  • Used 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

HOW SAPTOB F EYE DROPS WORKS

SAPTOB F EYE DROPS is a combination of Fluorometholone and Tobramycin. Fluorometholone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy. Tobramycin is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use SAPTOB F EYE DROPS as advised by your doctor. It is for ophthalmic use only. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, disease condition and body weight.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SAPTOB F EYE DROPS

COMMON

  • application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • blurred vision

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Consult your doctor

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the use of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using.

BREASTFEEDING
Consult your doctor

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the use of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience visual disturbances after using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Do not use SAPTOB F EYE DROPS if you are allergic to Fluorometholone, Tobramycin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

Use in Pediatrics:

Your doctor will decide the right dose and duration depending upon your child’s age, condition and body weight. Consult your doctor before using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS.

Use in Geriatrics:

SAPTOB F EYE DROPS should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before using.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you are using, have used, or might use any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription or any herbal medicine.

Overdosage:

In case of overdosage or in case of accidental ingestion of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS, consult your doctor or visit nearby hospital immediately.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Fluorometholone, Tobramycin
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroids, Antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial eye infections
Dosage Forms :   Eye drops, Drops, Ophthalmic suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT SAPTOB F EYE DROPS

Q: Why is SAPTOB F EYE DROPS prescribed?

A: SAPTOB F EYE DROPS is a combination of Fluorometholone and Tobramycin which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It 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.

Q: Can SAPTOB F EYE DROPS be used in pregnant and breast-feeding women?

A: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies regarding the use of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS in pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers. Talk to your doctor before using.

Q: What is the action of SAPTOB F EYE DROPS?

A: SAPTOB F EYE DROPS is a combination of Fluorometholone and Tobramycin. Fluorometholone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the eye red, swollen and itchy. Tobramycin is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Q: Are there any specific conditions, I should keep in mind while using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS?

A: Stop using SAPTOB F EYE DROPS and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side-effects, eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness, and irritation of the eye.

REFERENCES

1. Laurence L. Brunton, John S. Lazo, Keith L. Parker. Ophthalmology. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Eleventh Edition. 2005. Page – 1734.

2. Sunways Laboratories. Nebracin F. [Accessed on 15th May 2022] http://www.sunways.com/Products/SunwaysProducts/Nebracin-F.html

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