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Torcin0.30%

Eye Ointment
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Opsonin Pharma Limited
Generic: Tobramycin Eye prep
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
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CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Torcin is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in so... View More
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SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Torcin is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
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Torcin does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Torcin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eye (eg. conjunctivitis) and the eyelids (e.g. blepharitis). It may also help to preve... View More

Uses of Torcin

  • Bacterial eye infections

Side effects of Torcin

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Torcin

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the ... View More

How Torcin works

Torcin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the eye by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital func... View More

What if you forget to take Torcin?

If you miss a dose of Torcin, please consult your doctor.

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Your doctor has prescribed Torcin to treat bacterial infections of the eye.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Torcin may cause damage to cornea on long-term use.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Ocular infection, bacterial eye infection

Adult Dose

Ophthalmic Ocular infections Adult: As eye drop: Mild to moderate infections: Instill 1-2 drops into affected eye every 4 hr. Severe infections: I... View More

Child Dose

Ophthalmic Ocular infections Child: >1 yr: As eye drop: Mild to moderate infections: Instill 1-2 drops into affected eye every 4 hr. Severe infect... View More

Contraindication

This eye drop is contraindicated in epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella and other viral disease of the cornea... View More

Mode of Action

Tobramycin acts by binding to 30S ribosomal subunits thus interfering with bacterial protein synthesis. It is active against many aerobic gram-negative ... View More

Precaution

May result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi. Patient Counselling This drug may cause temporary blurred vision, if affected, do... View More

Side Effect

Localized ocular toxicity and hypersensitivity, including increased lacrimation, itching and edema of eyelid, and conjunctival erythema (<3%) Sensiti... View More

Interaction

Increased nephrotoxicity or ototoxicity with etacrynic acid, furosemide, other aminoglycosides, cefalotin, cisplatin, vancomycin, piperacillin, ciclospo... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More