Name: Apo-Tobramycin

US Brand Name

  1. AKTob
  2. Tobrasol
  3. Tobrex

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Apo-Tobramycin
  2. Sab-Tobramycin
  3. Tomycine

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • AKTob
  • Tobrasol
  • Tobrex

In Canada

  • Apo-Tobramycin
  • Sab-Tobramycin
  • Tomycine

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Ointment
  • Solution

Therapeutic Class: Antibiotic

Chemical Class: Aminoglycoside

Precautions While Using Apo-Tobramycin

If your eye infection does not improve within a few days, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.


This medicine has been tested in children and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults.

For the Consumer

Applies to tobramycin ophthalmic: ophthalmic ointment, ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, tobramycin ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tobramycin ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of eye or eyelid irritation not present before use of this medicine
Symptoms of overdose
  • Increased watering of the eyes
  • itching, redness, or swelling of the eyes or eyelids
  • painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye

Some side effects of tobramycin ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Burning or stinging of the eyes

Eye ointments usually cause your vision to blur for a few minutes after application.