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Nebulized Tobramycin

If you have cystic fibrosis, your healthcare provider may need to prescribe tobramycin inhalation solution (Bethkis®, Tobi®) if you develop a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This medicine is approved for use in adults and children as young as six years old.
 
Tobramycin inhalation solution comes as a liquid that is used with a nebulizer and an air compressor. After it is nebulized, tobramycin inhalation solution becomes a fine mist that is inhaled. There is only one standard dose of this medication -- one ampule (300 mg) of solution inhaled twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses. This dosing schedule is continued for 28 days, followed by a 28-day break from using the medicine before resuming treatment.
 
Some of the potential side effects include a sore throat, runny nose, and headaches. Fortunately, most reactions to the drug tend to be mild and easy to treat.
 
(Click Tobramycin Inhalation Solution for more information on this nebulized solution, including how it works, dosing instructions, and general safety precautions.)
 
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