January 2002
Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p538
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This article provides information on tobramycin, an antibacterial and antibiotic drug of the aminoglycoside group. The drug is effective against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and is used primarily for the treatment of serious Gram-negative infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, because it is significantly more active against this organism than gentamicin. Like other aminoglycosides, it is not absorbed from the intestine and so is administered by injection or intravenous infusion. It is also available as eye-drops to treat bacterial infections of the eye.


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