Tobramycin, Inhaled Antibiotic, Eases Symptoms, Study in Off-label Use Finds

Tobramycin, Inhaled Antibiotic, Eases Symptoms, Study in Off-label Use Finds

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Tobramycin, Inhaled Antibiotic, Eases Symptoms, Study in Off-label Use Finds

Off-label use of the inhaled antibiotic tobramycin lowered sputum production, and eased shortness of breath, and cough in people with bronchiectasis, a small real-world study found.  Although there was no significant improvement in lung function, the antibiotic eliminated almost half of the reported Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections and led to fewer hospitalizations.  Further studies are necessary for inhaled tobramycin to be established as standard therapy in bronchiectasis, the scientists said.  The study, “Results of Tobramycin Inhalation…

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