Coly-Mycin M (Colistimethate) Customer Reviews

Coly-Mycin M

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Colistimethate injection is employed to treat specific bacterial infections. This medication falls into the category of antibiotics and operates by effectively eliminating bacteria in the body.

Uses and Dosage

Colistimethate injection is provided as a powder that needs to be mixed with a liquid and administered intravenously (into a vein) over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Alternatively, it can be injected into the muscles of the buttocks or thighs.

Typically, the injection is given every 6 to 12 hours, and it may also be delivered as a continuous intravenous infusion over 22 to 23 hours.

The duration of your treatment is contingent on your overall health, the nature of the infection, and your response to the medication.

Administration of colistimethate injection can occur either in a hospital setting or at home. If you are tasked with administering the medication at home, your healthcare provider will instruct you on its proper usage. Ensure that you comprehend these instructions and inquire about any uncertainties.

Improvement in your condition should be noticeable within the first few days of colistimethate injection treatment. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor.

Complete the entire prescription of colistimethate injection, even if you start feeling better. Prematurely stopping the medication or skipping doses may result in an incomplete treatment of the infection, potentially leading to antibiotic resistance in the bacteria.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • upset stomach
  • hives
  • rash

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • numbness and tingling of the arms, legs, hands, feet, or tongue
  • sensation of insects crawling under the skin
  • itching
  • slurred speech
  • muscle weakness
  • shallow, slowed, or temporarily stopped breathing
  • decreased urination
  • severe diarrhea


  • Before commencing the use of colistimethate, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you may have, including allergies to polymyxin B or colistin. This medication may contain inactive ingredients that could trigger allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have conditions related to nerves/muscles (such as myasthenia gravis) or kidney disease.
  • This drug has the potential to cause dizziness. Consuming alcohol or marijuana can intensify this effect. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities requiring alertness until you can do so safely.
  • Colistimethate may affect the efficacy of live bacterial vaccines, such as the typhoid vaccine. Inform your healthcare professional before undergoing any immunizations or vaccinations.
  • Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this medication, particularly regarding kidney problems.
  • During pregnancy, use colistimethate only when clearly necessary. Discuss the associated risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is uncertain whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
  • Form and Strength

    Coly-Mycin M is available in the following forms and strengths:

    • Coly-Mycin M injection:
      • 150 mg
    • colistimethate injection:
      • 150 mg


    How does Coly-Mycin M work?

    Coly-Mycin M is an antibiotic that kills bacteria by destroying the protective covering around them.

    When is Coly-Mycin M considered for use?

    Coly-Mycin M is an older antibiotic that isn’t as commonly used today because it can seriously damage your kidneys and also cause nervous system problems. It’s most often used in people who have certain resistant bacteria.



    Additional information

    Generic name:

    Colistimethate, colistimethate





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