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COLISTIN SULPHATE is an antibiotic. COLISTIN SULPHATE is used to treat some types of serious infections caused by certain bacteria. COLISTIN SULPHATE is given when other antibiotics are not suitable.

Common side-effects

• Numbness or tingling
• Faintness and flushing
• Irritation at the injection site
• Dizziness
• Confusion

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• COLISTIN SULPHATE is given by healthcare professionals.  COLISTIN SULPHATE is prescribed when your doctor thinks injections are more suitable for you than tablets. Your doctor may replace your injections as soon as your doctor sees fit.
• Your doctor or nurse will administer COLISTIN SULPHATE into a vein over a period of 30-60 minutes.
• Avoid taking COLISTIN SULPHATE if you are allergic colistimethate or to other polymyxins.
• Inform your doctor if you have or have had kidney problems, if you suffer from myasthenia gravis, if you suffer from porphyria.
• COLISTIN SULPHATE should be given with precaution in premature and new-born babies as their kidneys will not be developed fully.
• Avoid taking COLISTIN SULPHATE injection and COLISTIN SULPHATE inhalation at the same time since this may increase your side-effects.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience any allergic reactions like wheezing or breathing difficulties, a rash, itching, or sudden swelling of the face, throat or lips.
• COLISTIN SULPHATE may cause dizziness and problems with vision. Do not drive or use any machines or tools until the dizziness and problems with vision goes away.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.


Q. How does COLISTIN SULPHATE work? A. COLISTIN SULPHATE belongs to class of medications called antibiotics. COLISTIN SULPHATE is a polymyxin antibiotic agent. Polymyxins are cationic polypeptides which disrupt the bacterial cell membrane through a detergent like mechanism and stops the growth of bacteria.
Q. Is COLISTIN SULPHATE safe? A. COLISTIN SULPHATE is safe when taken as prescribed by doctor. There are some kidney problems reported more likely in patients who already have poor kidneys, in people who took COLISTIN SULPHATE at the same time as other medicines that can affect the kidneys and in people who are given a dose that is too high. These problems will get better if treatment is stopped, or the dose of COLISTIN SULPHATE is reduced. Inform your doctor if you have any kidney problem since COLISTIN SULPHATE can make your kidney condition worse. You are advised not to overdose or take COLISTIN SULPHATE on your own since COLISTIN SULPHATE known to harm kidney if not taken as prescribed.
Q. Does COLISTIN SULPHATE cause neurological problems? A. Yes, there are some neurological problems reported while taking COLISTIN SULPHATE such as numbness or tingling (especially around the face), dizziness or loss of balance, faintness and flushing, slurred speech, problems with vision and mental problems. These Side effects mostly occur when the dose of COLISTIN SULPHATE is too high in people who have poor kidneys or in people who are also receiving muscle relaxants or other medicines with a similar effect. You are advised to report to your doctor, if you experience any of the above problems.
Q. How to store COLISTIN SULPHATE? A. Store below 25°C away from heat and sunlight. Do not freeze it.  Keep out of the reach and sight of the children.