Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Tobi include the following:
- Tobi comes in a liquid form that is inhaled twice a day using a nebulizer and an air compressor.
- The nebulizer and air compressor turn the medicine into a mist that is inhaled into the lungs. Make sure you understand exactly how to use and care for the nebulizer and compressor before beginning Tobi treatment.
- You should try to take your doses at about the same time each day, about 12 hours apart. Do not take the doses less than six hours apart.
- If you are using other inhaled medicines, use them first, and take your Tobi dose last.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow the instructions for using this medication.
There is only one standard recommended dose of this medication, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your Tobi dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tobi Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Tobi 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 of Tobi include but are not limited to:
- Increased cough
- Sore throat
- Increased mucus production
- Loss of strength
- Stuffy or runny nose.
(Click Tobi Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)