TOBI Podhaler is for people 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis (CF), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa), and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) 25% to 80% predicted and who do not have Burkholderia cepacia.1

Dosing and helpful tips when using TOBI Podhaler1,2

  • Your health care provider should show you or your caregiver how to use TOBI Podhaler before you use it for the first time

The recommended dosage of TOBI Podhaler


28-mg capsules for inhalation


times a day (AM and PM) in cycles of


days on and


days off

  • The powder from all 4 capsules must be inhaled to receive the full dose

  • Inhale 2 times from each capsule in order to empty it

  • Take each dose as close to 12 hours apart as possible and no less than 6 hours apart

Helpful tips

Practice with the TOBI Podhaler Inhalation Trainer

Do not press the button more than once, as the capsule may break into pieces

Tilt head back slightly when inhaling

Inhale with a single, deep breath. Practice may help to find the best speed for you

Sip water after administering each capsule

Important Dosing Considerations1

  • TOBI Podhaler capsules must not be swallowed
  • Capsules are for use with the Podhaler device only
  • Capsules are for oral inhalation only
  • Each dose of 4 capsules should be taken as close to 12 hours apart as possible; each dose should not be taken less than 6 hours apart
  • Capsules should always be stored in the blister card; each capsule should only be removed IMMEDIATELY BEFORE USE

Watch a summary video on how to use TOBI Podhaler.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, and full Instructions for Use.

References: 1. TOBI Podhaler [prescribing information]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; 2016. 2. Data on file. Expert consultation with David E. Geller, MD. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp; 2013.