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Brand name: Tobramycin PF (Pfizer (Perth))

Tobramycin PF (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tobramycin. On this page you will find out more about Tobramycin PF (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 PF (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

INDICATIONS AS AT 01 MARCH 2001 : 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. Prior to and during therapy with tobramycin, bacterial cultures should be taken to isolate and identify causative organisms and to test their susceptibility to tobramycin. The decision to continue tobramycin therapy depends on the susceptibility of causative organisms, severity of infection and risk of toxicity. When Gram-negative septicaemia, neonatal sepsis, or meningitis is present, tobramycin therapy may be begun prior to the results of the susceptibility tests. The same applies even if the patient is receiving concurrent therapy of a penicillin or cephalosporin with an aminoglycoside.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution, free from visible impurities
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
2mL x 5: 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 at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Refrigerate
Life time 1 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

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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