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Tobramycin inhalation powder is available by prescription only and is used to treat a certain type of bacterial infection that may occur in people with cystic fibrosis. This medication is inhaled twice daily and works by interfering with the bacteria's ability to grow and multiply. Side effects are possible and may include fever, sore throat, and shortness of breath.

 

What Is Tobramycin Inhalation Powder?

Tobramycin inhalation powder (Tobi® Podhaler™) is a prescription medication approved to treat people with cystic fibrosis who have an infection with a bacteria known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It belongs to a group of medicines known as aminoglycoside antibiotics.  
 
(Click What Is Tobramycin Inhalation Powder Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, tobramycin inhalation powder can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the possible side effects seen with tobramycin inhalation powder include but are not limited to:
 
  • Increased cough
  • Worsening of cystic fibrosis or lung problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Sore throat.
 
(Click Tobramycin Inhalation Powder Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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