What is tobramycin used for?
Tobramycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic mainly indicated for:
- Susceptible infections
- Mild-to-moderate urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ocular infections
How should I take tobramycin?
Tobramycin is commercially available as an ophthalmic (eye) drop and ointment preparations. The eye drops should be instilled into the affected eye(s) as directed. Do not touch the tip of the dropper with your finger or eye. For the ointment, apply a ribbon of ointment direction onto the affected eye(s) as directed.
Parenteral and inhalational dosage forms are used for certain conditions, however, are not commonly used.
How do I store tobramycin?
This product is best stored at controlled room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.
There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.