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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

Dr. Kevin Chung
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Tobramycin (Definition)

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


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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

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What are uses for tobramycin?

What are uses for tobramycin?

Antibiotic: Intravenous tobramycin is an antibiotic used to treat various kinds of infections caused by gram negative organisms. Hospital acquired pneumonia is a common scenario where IV tobramycin is used. Topical tobramycin can be used to treat conjunctivitis and external ear infections. ...Read more

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Tobramycin how long to use it?

Tobramycin how long to use it?

Ophthalmic?: Tobramycin comes in injectable forms for intramuscular and intravenous usage. It is also available in an ophthalmic preparation for ocular infections. I presume you are asking about the eye medication formulation. Typically it is used one drop to affected eye(s) 4 times/day for 7 to 10 days then stopped. ...Read more

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How long does tobramycin stay in your system?

How long does tobramycin stay in your system?

7.5 to 17.5 hours: The half life (time to elimination of half the drug) of tobramycin ranges from 1.5 to 3.5 hours in persons with normal kidney function. Total drug elimination is considered to have occurred after 5 half lives or 7.5 to 17.5 hours after the last dose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tobramycin?

Antibiotic: This is an antibiotic of the aminoglycoside family, it is particularly effective against gram negative organisms. ...Read more

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Which works quicker tobrex (tobramycin) or sulphaceptamide?

Which works quicker tobrex (tobramycin) or sulphaceptamide?

For what?: These are both antibiotics and they work usually the same for viral illnesses. For proven bacterial conjunctivitis tobrex (tobramycin) is bacteriostatic and works a little quicker. Don't self medicate. See your family dr. ...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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For how long does it take for tobramycin take to get out of your system?

Tobramycin: Tobramycin is an antibiotic.It can be taken as a pill or an eye drop or even given IV in the hospital.It is metabolized by our kidneys and liver in about 24 hours and secreted from our body in our urine. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Nebcin (Definition)

Nebcin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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