What is Tobramycin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: TOBI TOBI Podhaler Tobramycin ophthalmic Show all

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Tobramycin is an antibiotic used for susceptible gram-negative bacilli; topically for susceptible eye infections; as an inhalant it is used for management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cystic Fibrosis 26 10
Bronchiectasis 8 5
Antibiotic-resistant pneumonia 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Eye infection 1 1
Increased secretions 1 14

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tobramycin

Side effect Patients
Bronchospasm 1
Feeling sick 1
Increased secretions 1
Several acute dizzy spells 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tobramycin

Dosage Patients
5 mL twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tobramycin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 7
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 14 patients who’ve stopped taking Tobramycin

Duration

Currently taking Tobramycin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Tobramycin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 12
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tobramycin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tobramycin (TOBI) 1

Patients stopped taking Tobramycin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
ceftazidime 1
Tobramycin (TOBI) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Tobramycin

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 25
Condition: Rett Syndrome 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Rett Syndrome

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Mar 28, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Jan 28, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Nov 25, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Oct 26, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Sep 28, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: this stuff takes forever makes you cough its a pain.
Side effects: Increased secretions

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

May 22, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: very SLOW takes FOREVER
Side effects: Increased secretions

Mar 28, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: VERY LONG NEBULIZER TIME MAKES ME NOT WANT TO TAKE IT BUT I FILL IT ANYWAY TO KEEP THE DR AWAY
Side effects: Increased secretions

Nov 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Jul 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

May 26, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Increased secretions)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: burden bedcause it takes SO LONG
Side effects: Increased secretions

Jan 28, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increased secretions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mL Daily
Side effects: Increased secretions

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