Generic Name: Tobramycin

  • What is Zylet?

    Zylet is an eye drop used to treat inflammation of the eye and to also prevent and treat bacterial eye infections.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Zylet?

    Prolonged use of Zylet may lead to glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), visual disturbances, and new eye infections.

    Your doctor will monitor the pressure in your eyes if you use Zylet for 10 days or longer.

    Stop using Zylet and tell your doctor if you have pain or inflammation of the eye that lasts longer than 48 hours or worsens.

    The use of Zylet after cataract surgery may delay healing.

  • Who should not take Zylet?

    Do not use Zylet if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. In addition, do not use Zylet if you are allergic to aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as tobramycin or gentamicin) or corticosteroids (such as prednisone).

    Do not use Zylet if you have certain fungal or viral eye infections.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Zylet?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Zylet. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have dry eyes, glaucoma, cataract surgery, or fungal or viral infection of the eyes.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply 1 or 2 drops into the affected eye(s) every 4-6 hours. Your doctor might adjust the dosing interval during the first 2 days, depending on your condition.

  • How should I take Zylet?

    Apply Zylet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the Zylet suspension well before use.

  • What should I avoid while taking Zylet?

    Do not touch the dropper tip of the bottle to the eyelids or any other surface, as this may contaminate Zylet.

    Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Zylet.

    Do not abruptly stop using Zylet without consulting your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zylet?

    If Zylet is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Zylet with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Zylet?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: eye infection, increased eye pressure, irritation, vision problems

  • Can I receive Zylet if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Zylet during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Zylet?

    If you miss a dose of Zylet, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Zylet?

    Store at room temperature in an upright position. Protect from freezing.