Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Tobi Podhaler include the following:
- Tobi Podhaler comes in the form of a capsule. The contents of the capsule are inhaled by mouth twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- Do not swallow the capsules whole; they will not work if swallowed. Instead, you must use the Podhaler device to take this medication. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are unsure how to use it.
- You will need to inhale at least twice with each capsule to get the full dose. The capsules should be empty when you have finished. If powder remains in the capsule, inhale again until the capsule is empty.
- Try to take your doses at about the same time each day, as close to 12 hours apart as possible, but no less than 6 hours apart.
- If you are using other inhaled medicines, take your Tobi Podhaler dose last, unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Tobi Podhaler, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Tobi Podhaler Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Tobi Podhaler can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the possible side effects seen with Tobi Podhaler include but are not limited to:
- Increased cough
- Worsening of cystic fibrosis or lung problems
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat.
(Click Tobi Podhaler Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)