Compare AzaSite vs. Tobradex

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Treats pink eye.

AzaSite (azithromycin) effectively treats pink eye and requires you to place less drops into your eye compared to similar medications, but it can be expensive.

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  • Less frequent applications make AzaSite (azithromycin) more convenient to use than similar medicines.
  • Since you apply AzaSite (azithromycin) directly to the eye(s), there are minimal systemic side effects.
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  • AzaSite (azithromycin) is not available as a generic and costs significantly more than similar medicines.
  • Directly applying AzaSite (azithromycin) to the eyes can irritate them.
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Used for
  • Bacterial infection of eye; Treatment and Prophylaxis - Inflammatory disorder of the eye
  • Steroid-responsive
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Eye irritation
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The Tobradex (Tobramycin / Dexamethasone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Allergy to ingredients
    • Allergies to systemic azithromycin.
  • Risk for eye infection
  • Not to be used with contact lenses
  • For use topically in the eyes only
  • New infection
    • Prolonged use
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