Is NiceRx a Tobrex coupon provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Tobrex patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Tobrex samples. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Tobrex coupons, discount cards, or Tobrex copay cards.
Tobrex patient assistance program
Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.
How much does Tobrex cost without insurance?
Tobrex prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Tobrex ophthalmic ointment 0.3% typically costs $235 for 3.5 grams.
How much does Tobrex cost with insurance?
The copay for Tobrex will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Tobrex with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
What is Tobrex?
Tobrex (tobramycin ophthalmic ointment) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Novartis. It is a sterile topical ophthalmic aminoglycoside antibiotic eye ointment used to treat external bacterial eye infections of the eye. These include blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis, dacryocystitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and acute meibomianitis.
What doses of Tobrex are available?
Tobrex is available in ophthalmic solution form, in the following doses: 3mg in 1mL.
Tobrex eye drops are given as 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye every 4 hours. For more severe infections, you may use 2 drops every hour initially before reducing the dose and number of drops per day.
To apply the eye drops, tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid. Hold the dropper tip above the eye and squeeze out a drop. Do not allow the dropper tip to come into direct contact with your eye. This can potentially infect your eye, and lead to serious vision problems.
If you normally wear contact lenses do not use this medicine while wearing them. Tobrex contains a preservative, benzalkonium chloride, that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait 15 minutes before putting in your contact lenses after using this medicine.
Always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Tobrex active ingredients
Tobrex contains tobramycin as the active ingredient.
Tobrex side effects
The most common side effects of Tobrex in clinical trials include:
- Hypersensitivity and localized ocular toxicity
- Eyelid itching and swelling
- Conjunctival erythema
- Mild burning or stinging
- Eye irritation
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
In rare instances, Tobrex can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Damage to the cornea from long-term use
- Severe burning, stinging, or irritation
- Severe discomfort, crusting or drainage
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Tobrex against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Tobrex to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tobrex drug interactions
Other drugs may interact with Tobrex, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your health care provider about all of your medication including any supplements you are taking.
You should not use Tobrex if you:
- Have a known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient tobramycin, or to similar antibiotics such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, or vancomycin
- Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Tobrex
- Have a viral or fungal infection in your eye
- Are younger than 2 months old
Talk to your doctor before using Tobrex if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Tobrex
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – tobramycin can pass into breast milk in low concentrations
Tobrex is the trademark brand name for tobramycin manufactured by Novartis. A generic version of tobramycin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Tobrex savings through NiceRx.
The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.