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Tobi Podhaler Side Effects

If you use Tobi Podhaler, you may develop side effects such as sore throat, headache, or worsening of lung problems. Although most people tend to tolerate this medication well, it can cause potentially serious problems. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you are using this product and experience hearing loss, balance problems, muscle weakness, or anything that seems abnormal.


An Introduction to Tobi Podhaler Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Tobi® Podhaler™ (tobramycin inhalation powder) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tobi Podhaler. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Tobi Podhaler

Tobi Podhaler has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were carefully documented and then compared with those that occurred in a group of people taking a similar medication, Tobi® (tobramycin inhalation solution). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the other medicine.  
In clinical studies, the most common Tobi Podhaler side effects included:
  • Cough -- in up to 48.4 percent of people
  • Worsening of cystic fibrosis or lung problems -- up to 33.8 percent
  • Productive cough -- up to 18.2 percent
  • Shortness of breath -- up to 15.6 percent
  • Fever -- up to 15.6 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 14 percent
  • Change in voice (hoarseness) -- up to 13.6 percent
  • Coughing up blood -- up to 13 percent
  • Headache -- up to 11.4 percent
  • Stuffy nose -- up to 8.1 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 7.5 percent
  • Abnormal lung sounds -- up to 7.1 percent.
Other common reactions, occurring in 2.3 percent to 6.8 percent of people, included:
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
  • Wheezing
  • A decrease in lung function tests
  • Chest discomfort
  • Soreness in the muscles of the chest
  • Vomiting
  • Throat irritation
  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in taste, such as an abnormal taste in the mouth
  • Nosebleed
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Rash.

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