Colistin Sulphate

Information about Colistin Sulphate

Colistin Sulphate Uses

Colistin Sulphate is used in the treatment of severe bacterial infections. It is used to treat certain types of serious infections which are not responding to other antibiotics.

How Colistin Sulphate works

Colistin Sulphate is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by destroying the bacterial cell membrane.

Common side effects of Colistin Sulphate

Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Kidney damage
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Expert advice for Colistin Sulphate

  • Colistin Sulphate is an antibiotic that is taken orally to treat infections of stomach or intestines.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Colistin Sulphate

Colistin Sulphate

Q. Is Colistin Sulphate effective?

Colistin Sulphate 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 Colistin Sulphate too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Colistin Sulphate?

Before taking Colistin Sulphate, 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. What if I forget to take a dose of Colistin Sulphate?

If you forget a dose of Colistin Sulphate, 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.

Q. Who should not use Colistin Sulphate?

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

Q. Can I take Colistin Sulphate in pregnancy?

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

Q. Is Colistin Sulphate safe?

Colistin Sulphate 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.


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