Zylet Eye Drops(Tobramycin/Loteprednol Etabonate)
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Zylet Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Bacterial Eye Infections
Bacterial eye infections result from exposure to various harm-causing bacteria. Symptoms include itching, redness, and discharge. Patients commonly get infected through contact with others who have the infection, or through touching contaminated surfaces.
The species of bacteria most commonly associated with eye infections include: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.
Zylet Active Ingredients
Generic Zylet Alternative: Zylet Eye Drops
Zylet is a combination medication containing two active ingredients. Loteprednol etabonate is a corticosteroid which helps to reduce inflammation and swelling. Tobramycin belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics, which stop the growth of harmful bacteria.
General Drug Information
What is Zylet and What Is It Used For?
Zylet is prescribed to help prevent or treat bacterial infections in the eye, and to reduce ocular swelling and inflammation. It is a combination medication with two active ingredients which stop the growth of harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation.
It is worth noting that Zylet is only effective against bacterial eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections caused by viruses, fungi, or mycobacteria. Unnecessary use (or overuse) of any antibiotic decreases the effectiveness of the medication and can lead to antibiotic resistance.
Usage and Application
This medication should be used exactly as prescribed by the patient’s doctor. Dosage depends on each person’s medical condition and their response to treatment.
Patients with contact lenses should not wear them while using this medication. Patients should sterilize the lenses according to the manufacturer’s directions, and ask their doctor when they can begin using them again.
Patients should wash their hands before applying the eye drops. Shake the bottle well before applying each dose. Make sure the dropper tip does not touch the eye – or any other surface – during application. This can lead to contamination.
To apply Zylet, tilt your head back, look upward, and pull the lower eyelid down (forming a pouch). Holding the applicator directly over the eye, drop the prescription into this pouch. Look downward and close your eyes for a minute or two. Be sure to place one finger at the corner of the eye, near the nose, and apply gentle pressure to prevent the medication from draining out. Do not blink or rub the eye. Repeat these steps if you have been prescribed a dose greater than one drop.
Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.
Patients using other eye medications should wait at least five minutes before applying them. To be absorbed properly, eye drops should always be applied before ointments.
Use Zylet or its generic alternatives regularly to receive the greatest benefit from it. To prevent forgetting, it is best to use the medication at the same time each day. Continue using this medication for the full course, even if you feel well and symptoms have disappeared. Stopping the medication too soon may allow bacteria to resume its growth, resulting in a return of the infection.
Inform your doctor if symptoms fail to improve after two days of use.
Zylet should not be used more often than prescribed. Unless the patient has been directed to do so by their doctor, it should not be used for longer than two weeks.
Considerations Before Taking Zylet
Before starting treatment, patients should inform their doctor if they are allergic to any of the active ingredients in this medication. Patients should also mention any history of allergic reactions to aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g. gentamicin and neomycin) or to corticosteroids (e.g. hydrocortisone, prednisone, etc.) Some of the inactive ingredients in this product – like the preservative benzalkonium chloride – may cause allergic reactions or other problems.
If you shop for Zylet online, note that you may encounter the drug under its generic names loteprednol etabonate and tobramycin.
Before using, patients should inform their doctor of their medical history, especially related to other eye problems like glaucoma.
Zylet may cause temporary blurred vision. Patients with this side effect should not perform activities that require clear vision (like driving or using machinery) until the problem disappears and such activities can be performed safely.
Pregnant women need to discuss the risks and benefits of Zylet with their doctor, and should only use it when clearly needed.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medication.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Zylet should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Zylet
Drug interactions may change the way Zylet and its generic alternatives work, and can increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should mention if they are taking any aminoglycoside antibiotics like intravenous amikacin, or eye drops like Garamycin and Tobrex. Keep a list of all the medications you are using and be ready to share it with your doctor of pharmacist if need be.
Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Zylet or any of its generic alternatives.
Many patients are able to take Zylet safely without serious side effects. Some people may experience a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes during the first few minutes after application. Headaches are also a common side effect. Patients should alert their physician should these effects persist or worsen.
Prolonged and/or repeated use of this medication may result in a new fungal eye infection. It can also increase the risk of other eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, and delayed wound healing.
Patients should not use Zylet longer than the prescribed duration. Contact your doctor immediately in the event of the following rare (but serious) side effects: new or worsening eye discharge, swelling, redness, vision problems, and eye pain.
Serious allergic reactions to Zylet are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching, and swelling (especially of the face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. Patients should seek immediate medical assistance in the event of such symptoms.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
How to Store Zylet
Zylet should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Patients should not use this medication in the event the solution turns brown or cloudy, or contains any particles.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Zylet coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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