Peanut allergy with tobramycin

A reaction can happen before or after you eat peanuts.

If you have allergies to peanuts or other foods, you might be at risk for developing a peanut allergy.

Tobramycin may also cause a severe allergic reaction. This is rare, but it can happen.

What is the treatment for?

If you have a severe reaction, you will need to stop taking the drug. You will also need to contact your doctor right away.

You may need to take other drugs to help reduce your symptoms.

You should also make sure to tell your doctor about any other foods you eat. This includes:

  • Dairy products
  • Wheat
  • Eggs

If you have a severe allergic reaction, you may need to be admitted into the hospital.

How to prevent?

You can’t always prevent a reaction to drug. However, you can help reduce your risk.

Here are some things that you can do to lower your risk of developing a reaction:

  • Avoid the drug as much as possible.
  • Ask your doctor if the drug is safe for you.
  • Tell your doctor about any other foods you eat.
  • Ask your doctor about any other medications you take.
  • Tell your doctor if you have an asthma or allergy. This will help your doctor find out if you are allergic to the drug.
  • Do not have the drug if you have a drug allergy.

Is there a generic form of tobramycin?

Yes, there is a generic form of the drug. You can try it if you prefer.

What is the dosage for?

Generic tobramycin is available as a tablet.

The dosage depends on the type of infection you have. It can be:

  • 25 mg per kg (2.2 pounds) of body weight
  • 40 mg per kg (3.7 pounds) of body weight
  • 60 mg per kg (6.4 pounds) of body weight

This drug is only for use in people who need to take it. It can’t be used in children.

It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully, as they may need to reduce your dose or you may need to stop taking the drug.

You may be given a new dose every time you have a new infection.

Take as directed

Generic Tobramycin is used for short-term treatment. It comes with risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.

If you stop taking it suddenly or don’t take it at all:

  • You may not be able to fight an infection.
  • You may develop a serious allergic reaction. This is rare, but it can happen.

If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule:

Talk to your doctor about taking it on an as-needed basis. This means your doctor will order it for you when you need it.

Your doctor will adjust your dose as needed.

If you take too much:

If you think you’ve taken too much of the drug, call your doctor or local poison control center.

If your symptoms are severe, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

What to do if you miss a dose:

  • Skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose.
  • If you’re taking the drug once a day, take your dose at the same time each day.
  • Do not stop taking this medication suddenly.

How to tell if the drug is working:

This drug works well to treat certain types of infections. It’s important to take it when you need it.

To check for improvement, be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions.

Don’t share this medication with other people. Doing so can cause serious side effects.

Important considerations for taking this drug

Keep these considerations in mind if your doctor prescribes this drug for you.

General

  • You can take this drug with or without food.
  • You can cut or crush the tablet.

Storage

  • Store this drug at room temperature between 68 F and 77 F (20 C and 25 C).
  • Keep this drug away from light.
  • Don’t store this medication in moist or damp areas, such as bathrooms.

Refills

A prescription for this medication is refillable. You should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled. Your doctor will write the number of refills authorized on your prescription.

Travel

When traveling with your medication:

  • Always carry your medication with you. When flying, never put it into a checked bag. Keep it in your carry-on bag.
  • Don’t worry about airport X-ray machines. They won’t damage your medication.
  • You may need to show airport staff the pharmacy label for your medication. Always carry the original prescription-labeled container with you.
  • Don’t put this medication in your car’s glove compartment or leave it in the car. Be sure to avoid doing this when the weather is very hot or very cold.

Self-management

  • Take your medication at the same time each day.
  • You may take this drug with or without food.
  • Take your medication at the same time each day. If you don’t take it at the same time each day, you may not be able to fight an infection as well.

Availability

Not every pharmacy stocks this drug. When filling your prescription, be sure to call ahead to make sure your pharmacy carries it.

Prior authorization

Many insurance companies require a prior authorization for this drug. This means your doctor will need to get approval from your insurance company before your insurance company will pay for the prescription.

Are there any alternatives?

There are many other antibiotics that you can take for infections. Ask your doctor which one is best for you.

Are there any drug interactions?

Taking this drug with any of the following drugs can cause dangerous effects in your body:

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)
  • Cimetidine

Tell your doctor about all your other drugs and any important health conditions you have. This will help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care.

Are there any restrictions on my diet?

There are no restrictions on your diet.

Are there any age restrictions?

This drug is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.

Are there any warnings for my health condition?

This drug may cause a serious allergic reaction in some people. Symptoms may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of your throat or tongue
  • Hives
  • Skin rash

Tell your doctor if you have any new or different symptoms.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Limit alcoholic beverages. Marijuana (cannabis) can impair your thinking or reactions. Alcohol can also slow your breathing and heart rate.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the products you use.

What other drugs will affect my dose or prevent me from taking this drug?

Taking certain drugs with this drug may affect your dosing. Examples of drugs that may interact with this drug include:

  • Niacin (Vytorin, Niaspan)
  • Ketorolac (Toradol)

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take your dose as soon as you remember. But if you remember just a few hours before your next scheduled dose, take only one dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 18002221222.

What should I avoid while taking this drug?

This drug may cause a severe skin reaction. Avoid getting this type of reaction if you have a history of allergy.

What are the possible side effects of this drug?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching or skin rash, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Severe skin rash
  • Signs of a severe infection (fever, chills, stomach pain, vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain)

Common side effects that are worth mentioning may include:

  • Nausea, headache, constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Feeling restless or excited
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Rash
  • Redness or irritation of the skin
  • Trouble urinating

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1800FDA-1088.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about this product.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

What is the outlook?

This drug comes with risks. If you are taking this medication, talk with your doctor about what your risks are and how you can lower them.

This medication may have an initial success rate of only 25% to 40%. But most people who take this medication will be cured.

This medication may not work for everyone. Some people can’t tolerate it.

Remember, many infections can be treated with medication.

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