TOBRAMYCIN (toe bra MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections in the lungs. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
This medicine is for inhalation. You breathe this medicine in through your mouth and into your lungs. You will be taught how to take this medicine. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
You will get an information sheet with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. This sheet may change.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
change in amount or color of urine
change in hearing
fever or infection
loss of balance
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in voice
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
other aminoglycoside antibiotics
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
birth control pills
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Take your doses at least 6 hours apart. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep this medicine in the original container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to tobramycin, other aminoglycosides or medicines, sulfites, foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional as directed. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not treat diarrhea with over the counter products. Contact your doctor if you have diarrhea that lasts more than 2 days or if it is severe and watery.