GENERIC NAME: TOBRAMYCIN - INJECTION (TOE-bra-MYE-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Nebcin
WARNING: This medication can cause serious kidney problems and nerve damage, resulting in permanent hearing loss (including deafness or decreased hearing) and balance problems. The risk is increased if you are older, already have kidney disease, or if you have a severe loss of body water (dehydration). Your risk is also increased if you receive high doses, or with longer use of this medication.
Careful monitoring by your doctor will reduce the risk of these side effects. Monitoring may include hearing, kidney, urine, and drug blood level tests.
Avoid other medications that may increase your risk for these serious side effects if taken together with tobramycin. See also Drug Interactions section.
USES: This medication is used to prevent or treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Tobramycin belongs to a class of drugs known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
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