colistimethate - injection, Coly-Mycin M
GENERIC NAME: COLISTIMETHATE - INJECTION (koe-lis-ti-METH-ate)
BRAND NAME(S): Coly-Mycin M
USES: Colistimethate is an antibiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections (gram-negative). It works by killing the bacteria that cause the infection.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.In patients with cystic fibrosis, this antibiotic may also be inhaled to treat serious bacterial lung infections (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). See also Storage section for information about important safety concerns when this medication is inhaled instead of injected.
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