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Brand name: Tobramycin (Pfizer (Perth))

Tobramycin (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tobramycin. On this page you will find out more about Tobramycin (Pfizer (Perth)), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tobramycin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Tobramycin (Pfizer (Perth)) 80 mg/2 mL injection solution, 5 x 2 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

For the treatment of serious infections of the following type where they are caused by susceptible organisms: Skin and skin structure infections including burns, bone infections; gastrointestinal infections including peritonitis; central nervous system infections including meningitis, septicaemia and neonatal sepsis; lower respiratory tract infections including pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, and acute bronchitis; complicated and recurrent urinary tract infections such as pyelonephritis and cystitis. Aminoglycosides, including tobramycin, should not be used in uncomplicated initial episodes of urinary tract infection unless the causative organisms are not susceptible to other less toxic antibiotics. Tobramycin can be used in serious staphylococcal infections for which penicillin or other less toxic drugs are contraindicated and where susceptibility testing and clinical judgement indicate its use. If susceptibility tests show a resistance to tobramycin in the causative organisms other appropriate therapy should be instituted. Note that bacterial cultures should bo obtained before and during treatment to isolate and identify etiologic organisms and to test their susceptibility to tobramycin. If the organisms are resistant, other appropriate therapy should be instituted. In patients in whom Gram-negative septicaemia, neonatal sepsis or meningitis is suspected, including those in whom concurrent therapy with a penicillin or cephalosporin and an aminoglycoside may be indicated, tobramycin therapy may be initiated before results of susceptibility studies are obtained. The decision to continue tobramycin therapy should be based upon the results of susceptibility studies, the severity of infection and the important additional concepts discussed below (refer PRECAUTIONS).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance LDPE ampoule containing clear, colourless to pale brown aqueous solution, and flow wrapped in LLDPE foil sachet.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5 x 2mL ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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