Compare Zylet vs. Tobradex

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

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Treats certain eye inflammation and infections.

Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) is a good choice for certain eye infections and conditions, but isn't for everyone and you can't use it for a long time.

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Upsides
  • Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) is very effective at reducing inflammation and treating infection in certain eye conditions.
  • Since Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) is applied directly into the eye, you won't experience any severe body side effects.
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Downsides
  • Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) is expensive.
  • Taking Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) can be burdensome, as you have to use it multiple times a day.
  • There's a limit to how much Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) can be used.
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Used for
  • Steroid responsive eye inflammation conditions
  • Superficial eye infections
  • Blepharitis
  • Bacterial infection of eye; Treatment and Prophylaxis - Inflammatory disorder of the eye
  • Steroid-responsive
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
12possible side effects
  • Headache
    14%
  • Increased eye pressures
    10%
  • Eye burning
    9%
  • Eye stinging
    9%
  • Vision problems
    4%
  • Eye discharge
    4%
  • Eye itching
    4%
  • Tearing problems
    4%
  • Light sensitivity
    4%
  • Eye deposits
    4%
  • Eyelid problems
    4%
  • Other non-specific eye disorders
    4%
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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
  • Increased eye pressure
    • Taking Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) with other steroids
  • Cataracts
  • Delayed healing
    • Recent cataract surgery
    • Cornea problems
  • Second infections
    • Acute purulent eye infections
  • Allergic reaction
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