Generic name: TOBRAMYCIN 300mg in 5mL
Dosage form: nebulizer solution
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 5, 2018.
TOBI is for oral inhalation only [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)]. The recommended dosage of TOBI for both adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older is one single-dose ampoule (300 mg) administered twice daily for 28 days. Dosage is not adjusted by weight. All patients should be administered 300 mg twice daily.
TOBI is administered twice daily in alternating periods of 28 days. After 28 days of therapy, patients should stop TOBI therapy for the next 28 days, and then resume therapy for the next 28 day on/28 day off cycle. The doses should be taken as close to 12 hours apart as possible; they should not be taken less than 6 hours apart.
If patients miss a dose, they should take it as soon as possible anytime up to 6 hours prior to their next scheduled dose. If less than 6 hours remain before the next dose, wait until their next scheduled dose.
TOBI is administered by oral inhalation over an approximately 15-minute period, using a hand-held PARI LC PLUS Reusable Nebulizer with a DeVilbiss Pulmo-Aide compressor. TOBI should not be diluted or mixed with dornase alfa or other medications in the nebulizer. TOBI is not for subcutaneous, intravenous or intrathecal administration.
Prior to administration of TOBI, read the Patient Information/Instructions for Use for TOBI for detailed information on how to use TOBI, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and care of the PARI LC PLUS Reusable Nebulizer and DeVilbiss Pulmo-Aide air compressor. TOBI is inhaled while the patient is sitting or standing upright and breathing normally through the mouthpiece of the nebulizer. Nose clips may help the patient breathe through the mouth.
Instruct patients on multiple therapies to take their medications, prior to inhaling TOBI or as directed by their physician.
TOBI should not be used if it is cloudy, if there are particles in the solution, or if it has been stored at room temperature for more than 28 days.
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