Tobramycin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Tobramycin

Generic Name : Tobramycin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Tobramycin are provided here.

Pronunciation : TOE-bra-MYE-sin

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Tobramycin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y41 Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Anti- Infectives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Tobramycin

India :

International :

Nebcin, Tobi, TOBI Podhaler

Why is Tobramycin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, prescribed for the management of cystic fibrosis. It eliminates bacteria that cause many kinds of infections.

When should Tobramycin not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Tobramycin?

IV/IM- The recommended dosage for both adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older is 1 single-use ampule (300 mg) administered two times per day for 28 days.
Capsule- 28 mg twice daily for 28 days using the Podhaler device.

How should Tobramycin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider either into the vein or into a large muscle.
It is also available in solution and powder form (for oral inhalation). Inhale as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Tobramycin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of myasthenia gravis, Parkinson disease, hearing, nerve or kidney problems, burns, dehydration, low blood minerals, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may lead to dehydration, drink adequate fluid.

• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it will cause secondary infection.

• Take full course of treatment and avoid excess dosage.

• Monitor kidney function, hearing tests, blood electrolyte levels regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Tobramycin?

Respiratory - Increased cough, inflammation of pharynx, sputum, nose inflammation, difficulty in breathing, lung disorder, asthma, nosebleed and over breathing.
Central Nervous System- Increased weakness, fever, headache, uneasiness and dizziness.
Heart- Chest pain.
Gastrointestinal- Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss.
ENT- Voice alteration, ear pain, taste perversion and nose inflammation.
Miscellaneous- Back pain and rash.

What are the other precautions for Tobramycin?

Avoid immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Tobramycin?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8ºC), and in an airtight container. Do not freeze it.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.