Viscostin 1MIU Injection

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Introduction

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe infections of the lungs, stomach, urinary tract, blood, and others. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. It is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital.

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor based on the severity and type of infection you have. Get the injection regularly for as long as your doctor has prescribed to get maximum benefits.

It may cause pain, swelling, or redness at the site of injection. However, these are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away. It can even cause kidney damage in some people. You might need to be monitored while on this medication. 

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell the doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotic or have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor kidney function and the level of the medicine in your blood.

Uses of Viscostin Injection

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Benefits of Viscostin Injection

In Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain bacterial infections such as stomach and intestinal infections. It works by killing bacteria causing infections. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Viscostin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Viscostin

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Kidney damage

How to use Viscostin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Viscostin Injection works

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Viscostin 1MIU Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Viscostin 1MIU Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Viscostin 1MIU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Viscostin 1MIU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Viscostin 1MIU Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Viscostin 1MIU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Viscostin 1MIU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • It is given by a drip or by injection into the vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It may also be used to kill the natural bacteria that are present in the stomach before surgery on the stomach.
  • Do not use it for any other types of bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclic polypeptide
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Cell membrane active agent

Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Viscostin 1MIU Injection?

Before taking Viscostin 1MIU Injection, you must tell your doctor if you have or ever had any problems related to your kidneys or liver. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. Who should not use Viscostin 1MIU Injection?

Use of Viscostin 1MIU Injection should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Viscostin 1MIU Injection or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Viscostin 1MIU Injection for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take Viscostin 1MIU Injection in pregnancy?

Enough evidence is not available to provide clarity on the use of Viscostin 1MIU Injection in pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant or planning to conceive, consult your doctor before taking Viscostin 1MIU Injection. You may take it only if prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Viscostin 1MIU Injection safe?

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Viscostin 1MIU Injection effective?

Viscostin 1MIU Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Viscostin 1MIU Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Viscostin 1MIU Injection?

If you forget a dose of Viscostin 1MIU Injection, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

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References

  1. Huang J, Tang YQ, Sun JY. Intravenous colistin sulfate: a rarely used form of polymyxin E for the treatment of severe multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010;42(4):260-5. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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