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Tobamist Respules

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Tobamist Respules is an antibiotic used to prevent or treat infections of the lung (eg. pneumonia). It is particularly effective in managing lung infections in people suffering from a disease known as cystic fibrosis.

Tobamist Respules is only meant for inhalation using a nebulizer. The solution should not be injected or swallowed. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and resolve the underlying infection. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

This medicine may cause fever, change in taste or voice as side effects in some patients. These are temporary and usually resolve with time. Regular rinsing of the mouth with warm saline water and the use of lozenges may help you to overcome the side effects. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or if your condition does not improve.

Your doctor may advise you periodic blood counts and kidney function tests for monitoring. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Uses of Tobamist Respules

  • Lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

Side effects of Tobamist Respules

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tobamist

  • Fever
  • Taste change
  • Voice change

How to use Tobamist Respules

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Twist off the top of the respule/transpule and squeeze all the liquid into the nebulizer. It should be used right away after opening.

How Tobamist Respules works

Tobamist Respules is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth in the airways by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This treats infection in the airways.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Tobamist Respules does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tobamist Respules is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tobamist Respules is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Tobamist Respules?

If you miss a dose of Tobamist Respules, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Tobamist Respules is used for long-term management of chronic lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
  • This medicine is for inhalation using a nebuliser only. The solution should not be injected or swallowed.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any hearing loss, sensation of ringing in the ears, or dizziness and unsteadiness.
  • Your doctor will regularly monitor your kidney function while taking Tobamist Respules to detect any toxicity.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aminoglycosides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL OTOLOGICALS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tobamist with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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cystic fibrosis is rare in india. It is a lifelong disease. recent cure includes gene therapy available abroadif your kid has been diagnosed to have CF; make sure the diagnosis has been confirmed without doubt. You may visit AIIMS/PGI CHANDIGARH for confirmation of diagnosis and inclusion in research/advanced treatment regimes
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FAQs

Q. How do you give Tobamist Respules?

Tobamist Respules is given via a nebulizer for inhalation purpose. Your healthcare provider will teach you the method of taking it. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use 2 single containers per day for 28 days. Inhale the contents of 1 container in the morning and one in the evening. After taking it for 28 days, stop for 28 days and then again take the medicine for 28 days. Maintain this 28 days on and 28 days off cycle. Try to keep the 2 doses 12 hours apart. Do not take your dose less than 6 hours apart.

Q. Should Tobamist Respules be refrigerated?

Yes, Tobamist Respules inhalation solution should be refrigerated at 2- 8°C/36-46°F. Upon removal from refrigeration or if refrigerator is unavailable, the solution pouches (opened/unopened) should be stored at room temperature (up to 25°C/77°F) for up to 28 days. It should not be exposed to intense light. Not storing it in the refrigerator may darken the medicine. However, color change does not indicate change in quality.

Q. Is Tobamist Respules bad for kidneys?

Yes, Tobamist Respules belongs to aminoglycoside class of antibiotic medicine, which may affect the kidney function. However, there is no firm evidence to suggest so. If your kidney function is already impaired, then you should be careful while using Tobamist Respules. Your doctor will get your kidney function tested before starting Tobamist Respules and at regular intervals during treatment. Tell your doctor if you experience decreased urination, unusual tiredness or weakness or swelling of the face, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.

Q. What is antibiotic resistance? Does this occur with Tobamist Respules?

Sometimes the bacteria gets modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance can occur with Tobamist Respules if it is used inappropriately, for example if you do not adhere to the dose and duration of therapy. It may also occur if you use it for viral and fungal infections instead of bacterial infections. Therefore, it is important that you continue taking Tobamist Respules for the duration advised by your doctor even if you start feeling better.

Q. Can I take other inhaler medicines along with Tobamist Respules?

Yes, you can take other inhaler medicines along with Tobamist Respules but not simultaneously. If you are receiving several respiratory therapies, it is recommended that you adhere to the following order: bronchodilator, respiratory physiotherapy, other inhaled medicinal products and finally Tobamist Respules. You should not mix other inhalation medicinal products with Tobamist Respules. You should consult your doctor who will let you know when to take which medicine.

Q. Is Tobamist Respules effective?

Tobamist Respules is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Tobamist Respules too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Tobamist Respules?

If you forget a dose of Tobamist Respules, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects. Try not to skip a dose at all.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, Tobamist Respules should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Tobamist Respules can increase the risks of side effects. If you experience an increase in the severity of your symptoms during the treatment, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Tobamist Respules?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform the doctor if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Tobamist Respules when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobamist Respules without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. Is Tobamist Respules safe?

Tobamist Respules is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
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