Information about Colistimethate

Colistimethate uses

Colistimethate is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and serious bacterial infections.

How colistimethate works

Colistimethate stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects of colistimethate

Numbness of tongue, Decreased urination, Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Chest tightness, Diarrhoea, Fever, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Stomach upset.

Available Medicine for Colistimethate

  • ₹1987
    Abbott India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹845
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹31
    Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹902
    Delcure Life Sciences
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1328
    United Biotech Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹859 to ₹1529
    Fusion Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹750 to ₹1524
    Gufic Bioscience Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice for Colistimethate

  • Consult your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: kidney disease, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness), porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs) or asthma (difficulty in breathing).
  • Caution should be taken in premature and new-born babies as the kidneys are not fully developed or in children younger than 10 years of age who have diarrhea or an infection of the stomach or bowel.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with colistimethate.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking colistimethate as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)