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

How it works

Colistin stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice

  • 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



Is colistin an antibiotic / a bactericidal?
Yes colistin is an antibiotic with bactericidal action


Is colistin broad spectrum antibiotic?
No, colistin belongs to a class of drugs called polymyxin antibiotic


Does colistin cover pseudomonas?
Yes, colistin is effective against pseudomonas.

Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)