Information about Colistin
Colistin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and serious bacterial infections.
How colistin works
Colistin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.
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 ₹65Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹2934Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹787 to ₹1518La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹1050 to ₹3950Alkem Laboratories Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹767 to ₹2100Lupin Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹785 to ₹2000Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹38 to ₹51Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹1637Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹45 to ₹63Indi Pharma2 variant(s)
- ₹453Micro Labs Ltd1 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.