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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Nebcin (Overview)

Nebcin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are the adverse reactions you might get with nebcin (tobramycin)?

What are the adverse reactions you might get with nebcin (tobramycin)?

Kidney & hearing: Nebcin (tobramycin) is an aminoglycoside used to treat serious infections like pneumonia. It's given parenterally i.e. By injection or intravenously. Potential side effects include kidney & nerve damage & permanent hearing loss. These can occur at standard dosages but are much more likely at higher doses. Following serum levels is important. Such concerns should be addressed to your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
69 doctors shared insights

Nebcin (Overview)

Nebcin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Son is 17 mos, prescribed tobramycin for bacterial pink eye. My 9 wk old son has it despite all my precautions! can he also use the drops?

Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly infectious. Allergies and tear duct blockages can cause a "pink" eye. You would not want to administer inappropriate medication if another cause is present. ...Read more

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Which infections do doctors use nebcin (tobramycin) for?

Which infections do doctors use nebcin (tobramycin) for?

Many types: Nebcin is a brand name for tobramycin, an antibiotic of the aminoglycosides class. It is used for many different types of infections caused by various organisms. It only comes in an IV form so it is normally used in serious infections. ...Read more

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I am nursing and am currently taking tobramycin 0.3% oph sol 5ml. Is this safe?

No: Tobramycin is not recommended to be used in nursing mothers. Medication even put into the eye will reach the general circulation and get into mother;s milk. Consult with your physician to change the medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

How long does it take for tobramycin to get out of your system?

Depends: How quickly tobramycin exits your bloodstream is very dependent on your kidney function and how it is being given (dose and frequency). For typical dosing with normal kidney function, tobramycin will be out of your system in less than 24 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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Can I wear my contacts while using tobramycin ophthalmic solution?

Not Usually: No usually this is not recommended but it depends on why you are using tobramycin. Typically we would halt contact lens use unless the contact lens has a theraputic purpose and was recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which infections do doctors use nebcin (tobramycin) for?

Many types: Nebcin is a brand name for tobramycin, an antibiotic of the aminoglycosides class. It is used for many different types of infections caused by various organisms. It only comes in an IV form so it is normally used in serious infections. ...Read more

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What are the adverse reactions you might get with nebcin (tobramycin)?

Kidney & hearing: Nebcin (tobramycin) is an aminoglycoside used to treat serious infections like pneumonia. It's given parenterally i.e. By injection or intravenously. Potential side effects include kidney & nerve damage & permanent hearing loss. These can occur at standard dosages but are much more likely at higher doses. Following serum levels is important. Such concerns should be addressed to your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective ...Read more