This antibiotic injection is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as urinary tract infections. Colistimethate injection is a medication that belongs to a family of drugs known as antibiotics. It works by destroying microorganisms on the surface of the skin.
Colds, the flu, and other viral diseases will not be treated with antibiotics such as colistimethate injection, for example. Taking antibiotics when they are not necessary raises your chances of having an illness that is resistant to antibiotic treatment later on in life.
Colystim (Colistimemethate Sodium Injection) is available in 1 MIU, 2MIU, 3MIU, 4.5 MIU
How to use this medicine?
COLISTETHATE INJECTION is a powder that is combined with liquid and injected intravenously (into a vein). Colistimethate injections may also be used in the glutes and thighs. It is normally administered every 6-12 hours. Colistimethate injection may alternatively be administered as a 22-23 hour intravenous infusion. Infection type, general health, and how well you react to medication all affect the duration of your treatment.
colistimethate injection should help you feel better within a few days. Call your doctor if your symptoms don’t improve.
Even if you feel better, keep using colistimethate injection. Your infection may not be fully cured if you stop taking colistimethate injection too soon or miss doses.
This medication may also be used for the following purposes:
For the treatment of certain severe lung infections, collistimethate injection may alternatively be taken by mouth using a nebulizer (a machine that transforms medicine into a mist that can be inhaled). Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects of using this drug for your medical condition.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if this drug is given for any additional conditions.
- upset stomach
Side effects might be life-threatening. If you see any of the following symptoms, please contact your doctor or seek urgent medical attention:
- arms, legs, hands, foot, or tongue-tingling and numbness
- a feeling of being bitten by tiny insects
- a slurred word or phrase
- weakening of muscles
- shallow, slow, or even interrupted breathing
- urinary incontinence
- diarrhea with or without a fever and stomach cramping
- post-treatment cramping that may last for up to two months or more