Information about Colistin

    Colistin uses

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

    How colistin works

    Colistin stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

    Common side effects of colistin

    Nausea, Nephrotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Acute tubular necrosis, Confusion, Dizziness, Muscle weakness, Renal injury, Respiratory distress, Secondary infections, Visual impairment, Vomiting

    Available Medicine for Colistin

    • ₹36 to ₹65
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹2541
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹749 to ₹1518
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹836 to ₹3950
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹790 to ₹2220
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹785 to ₹2000
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹38 to ₹52
      Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹1449
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹767 to ₹1257
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹37 to ₹47
      Indi Pharma
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Colistin

    • You may be regularly monitored for serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen while on colstin treatment.
    • Use with caution if you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects kidney) or kidney disease.
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Colistin


    Q. Is Colistin an antibiotic / a bactericidal?
    Yes Colistin is an antibiotic with bactericidal action
    Q. Is Colistin broad spectrum antibiotic?
    No, Colistin belongs to a class of drugs called polymyxin antibiotic
    Q. Does Colistin cover pseudomonas?
    Yes, Colistin is effective against pseudomonas.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)