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Tobramycin

Anti-Bacterial Agents
CATEGORIES

Anti-Bacterial Agents, Aminoglycosides


ALIASES

Nebcina®, TOBI® Podhaler®, Tobi®, Tobradex, Tobrasone, Tobrex, Tobrex Depot, Toflacort, Bramitob, Gernebcin, Kitabis Pak, Nebcin, Obracin, Tobi, Tobi Podhaler, Tobracin, Tobramaxin, Tobramycin, Tobramycin Sulfate, Tobrex


SUBSTANCES

tobramycin, tobramycin sulfate


ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: HIGH
An aminoglycoside, broad-spectrum antibiotic produced by Streptomyces tenebrarius. It is effective against gram-negative bacteria, especially the pseudomonas species. It is a 10% component of the antibiotic complex, nebramycin, produced by the same species. [PubChem]

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HIGH

This substance is an antibiotic (also called, anti-bacterial agent). All antibiotics are suspected to cause antibiotic resistance and we should therefore try to limit releasing it to Nature via our wastewater streams.

Some key facts from WHO

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. food security, and development today
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
The risk classification is based on total sold amount (kg) of the substance in Sweden during the year 2011.

REFERENCES

  1. Fass.se för vårdpersonal