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Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It works to kill bacteria that cause infections.
Patients will have tests to monitor kidney function, blood counts, fluids, and hearing (in at-risk patients). Tobramycin dose changes may occur based on levels in the blood.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given as a liquid injected into a muscle
May be given in inhaled form by nebulizer or inhaler device
May be given into the eye as eye drops or ointment
Possible side effects with IV form:
Possible side effects with inhaled medicine:
Possible side effects with eye drops or ointment:
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, hives, itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle ache, shortness of breath, coughing, tightness in the throat, swelling of the face or neck
Not all patients who take tobramycin will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.