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Life Insurance for Tobradex (Tobramycin/Dexamethasone) Users. Everything You Need to Know at a Glance!

In this article, we wanted to take a moment and try and answer some of the most common questions we get from folks applying for life insurance after they have been prescribed Tobradex, or its generic form Tobramycin/Dexamethasone.

 A prescription medication that is commonly used to treat or prevent eye infections.

Questions that will be directly addressed will include:

  • Can I qualify for life insurance after I’ve been prescribed Tobradex?
  • What kind of information will the insurance companies ask me or be interested in?
  • What rate (or price) can I qualify for?
  • What can I do to help ensure that I get the “best life insurance” for me?

So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Can I qualify for life insurance after I’ve been prescribed Tobradex?

Yes, individuals can and often will be able to qualify for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy after having been prescribed Tobradex. This is because while Tobradex is a prescription medication used to fight off infections, the “infections” that it is commonly used to treat aren’t all that serious (from a life insurance company’s perspective).

Why do life insurance companies care if I’ve been prescribed Tobradex?

As a general rule of thumb, most life insurance companies are going to want to know ALL of the prescription medications that an individual has been prescribed. So, while an insurance company will want to know that you’ve been prescribed Tobradex, it’s not like your Tobradex prescription will be something they’re going to spend a ton of time dwelling on.

That said, however…

If it seems like every six months, you’re being prescribed Tobradex to treat the same “kind” of infection over and over, it’s quite possible that a life insurance company may want to investigate a little further as to why this is happening (and so should you for that matter)!

What kind of information will the insurance companies ask me or be interested in?

As we’ve already stated, because Tobradex isn’t a medication that is going to alarm most life insurance underwriters. This is why the questions that you’ll likely be asked will be the same as those that would be asked of anyone applying for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy. And while most of the questions you’ll be asked, such as:

  • What’s your date of birth?
  • What is your current height and weight?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with any serious medical conditions such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, or diabetes?
  • In the past 12 months, have you used any tobacco products?

Which makes sense when you think about it, because the life insurance company is trying to determine what kind of “risk” you will pose to them as the insurance company.


There will be a series of “other” questions seemingly unrelated to one’s health that will also be asked by most life insurance companies, which could also play a major role in the outcome of your life insurance application. Questions such as:

  • Do you have any issues with your driver’s license? Issues such as multiple moving violations, a DUI, or a suspended license?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
  • In the past 2 years, have you filed for bankruptcy?
  • In the next 6 months, do you have any plans to travel to any potentially dangerous locations/countries?
  • Do you actively participate or plan to participate in any dangerous hobbies such as skydiving, hang gliding, or bungee jumping?
  • Etc…

Which bring us to the last topic that we wanted to take a moment and discuss here in this article which is…

What can I do to help ensure that I get the “best life insurance” for me?

Because life insurance companies tend to use a lot of “random” factors in determining who they will and won’t insure and at what price, we here at IBUSA have found that the “best” way for us to be able to ensure that our clients can find the “best” life insurance policy that they can qualify for is to be sure to know our STUFF and offer a TON of options.

You see…

By only employing true life insurance professionals who have tons of experience helping folks with all sorts of pre-existing medical conditions and then providing them with tons of options to offer their clients, we here at IBUSA truly do offer a one-stop shop for folks looking to protect their families.

Which is why…

Our advice to anyone looking to purchase a life insurance policy is to be sure that the insurance agent that they choose to work with is truly an expert and that he or she has dozens of options for you to consider because even if they are the greatest life insurance agent in the world if they don’t have access to the “best” life insurance policy for you what good is that going to do you?

So what are you waiting for? Call us today, and let us earn the right to protect your family!

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