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When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with tobramycin inhalation solution include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a liquid that is turned into a mist with a nebulizer and an air compressor. The mist is breathed into the lungs twice a day.  
  • Try to take your doses at about the same time each day, as close to 12 hours apart as possible. Do not take the doses less than six hours apart.
  • You will need a nebulizer and an air compressor to use this medicine. Make sure you understand exactly how to use and care for these devices. Ask questions if anything is unclear.
  • If you are using other inhaled medicines, use them first and take your tobramycin inhalation solution dose last.   
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Do not stop using this medicine until your healthcare tells you to do so, even if you feel better.

Dosing Information for Tobramycin Inhalation Solution

There is only one standard recommended dose of tobramycin inhalation solution, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tobramycin Inhalation Solution Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Tobramycin inhalation solution may react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Tobramycin Inhalation Solution).

What If I Take an Overdose?

At this time, it is not entirely clear what to expect from a tobramycin inhalation solution overdose. Seek immediate medical attention if you may have used too much of this or any other medication.
(Click Tobramycin Inhalation Solution Overdose for more information.)
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