Tobramycin Inhalation Powder Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Tobramycin inhalation powder has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were carefully documented and then compared with those that occurred in a group of people taking a similar medication, Tobi® (tobramycin inhalation solution). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the other medicine.  
In clinical studies, the most common tobramycin inhalation powder side effects included:
  • Cough -- in up to 48.4 percent of people
  • Worsening of cystic fibrosis or lung problems -- up to 33.8 percent
  • Productive cough -- up to 18.2 percent
  • Shortness of breath -- up to 15.6 percent
  • Fever -- up to 15.6 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 14 percent
  • Change in voice (hoarseness) -- up to 13.6 percent
  • Coughing up blood -- up to 13 percent
  • Headache -- up to 11.4 percent
  • Stuffy nose -- up to 8.1 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 7.5 percent
  • Abnormal lung sounds -- up to 7.1 percent.
Other common reactions, occurring in 2.3 percent to 6.8 percent of people, included:
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
  • Wheezing
  • A decrease in lung function tests
  • Chest discomfort
  • Soreness in the muscles of the chest
  • Vomiting
  • Throat irritation
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in taste, such as an abnormal taste in the mouth
  • Nosebleed
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Rash.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while using the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of tobramycin inhalation powder, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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