Information about Tobramycin

Tobramycin Uses

Tobramycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Tobramycin works

Tobramycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects of Tobramycin

Ototoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Kidney damage
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Available Medicine for Tobramycin

TobaSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1051 variant(s)
TobacinAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
50 to ₹1184 variant(s)
TobastarMankind Pharma Ltd
52 to ₹572 variant(s)
TobrexAlcon Laboratories
1022 variant(s)
NebracinSunways India Pvt Ltd
44 to ₹482 variant(s)
EyebrexAllergan India Pvt Ltd
981 variant(s)
TobarenIndoco Remedies Ltd
821 variant(s)
TobracidEntod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
52 to ₹592 variant(s)
ObraSyntho Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
55 to ₹682 variant(s)
TojawaJawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
55 to ₹832 variant(s)

Expert advice for Tobramycin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Tobramycin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle. 
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Tobramycin may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, or hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine. 
  • Discontinue Tobramycin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Frequently asked questions for Tobramycin


Q. Is Tobramycin effective?

Tobramycin 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 Tobramycin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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

If you forget a dose of Tobramycin, 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, Tobramycin should be taken in the recommended dose only. Overdose of Tobramycin 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 Tobramycin?

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 Tobramycin when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Tobramycin 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 Tobramycin safe?

Tobramycin 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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