Generic Name: loteprednol etabonate and tobramycin
Drug Class: ophthalmic antibiotics and corticosteroids
Zylet is an ophthalmic prescription drug used to treat eye inflammation in conditions like allergic conjunctivitis, iritis, or cyclitis. It prevents bacterial eye infection while reducing itching, redness, and swelling.
Zylet Dosage Forms
This is available in Zylet 0.3/0.5% in 5mL bottle.
Zylet Mechanism of Action
The exact mechanism of ocular corticosteroids is still unknown. However, it is thought to hamper the inflammatory reaction to certain inciting agents. Its antibiotic component is responsible for providing action toward susceptible organisms.
How to Use Zylet
Before using this ophthalmic solution, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. It is essential that you understand the directions and uses of any medication before using it. Additional information or medical advice can be obtained from your doctor or pharmacist.
Zylet is usually prescribed every four to six hours. Make a dosing schedule so you will not miss your doses. Do not increase/decrease your Zylet dosage or use this solution more frequently than prescribed.
Zylet Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Unusual eye discharge
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Zylet.
In case of severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and contact your doctor.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use this prescription drug if you have a known allergic reaction to loteprednol, tobramycin, aminoglycoside antibiotics, or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Observe any signs of serious allergic reactions, including swelling of the face and neck, swollen lymph nodes, dizziness, hives, skin rashes, and breathing difficulties. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need additional medical advice or information.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of glaucoma or other eye problems. Also, to avoid possible drug interactions, all prescription, nonprescription, supplements, and herbal products you are taking should be discussed with your doctor.
Blurred vision is a common adverse reaction to this medication. Always use safety precautions when performing tasks that require alertness and clear vision, such as driving. You must also limit drinking alcohol while taking this tablet.
Only use this oral drug if it is absolutely necessary during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is necessary to discuss all the possible risks with a healthcare provider.
Can I buy Zylet over the counter?
This product is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.
How much does Zylet cost?
This ophthalmic solution requires a valid prescription to purchase from any pharmacy. Check the top of this page for prices.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Zylet used for?
Zylet (loteprednol and tobramycin) is an eye solution classified as an antibiotic and a corticosteroid. It is used to manage and treat inflammation of the eyes and certain eye infections.
How fast does Zylet work?
This type of eye medication does not work right away. It usually takes about a couple of days before your symptoms improve. This also depends on how you will respond to the solution.
Can Zylet be used for an ear infection?
This type of drug is only indicated for eye conditions. If there are ear infections that you have to treat, consult your physician and ask for a separate medication.
Can I use Zylet with contacts?
You must remove your soft contact before applying this medication. Zylet ophthalmic suspension contains preservatives that can permanently stain the lenses.
Is Zylet safe for kids?
Generally, this eye medication can be given to patients 6 years of age and above. However, it should be administered with caution as they can be more sensitive to the side effects.