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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
Is nebcin (tobramycin) just an in-hospital antibiotic; is there a similar pill for outpatient use?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer