colistimethate - injection, Coly-Mycin M (cont.)

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: extreme drowsiness, slow/shallow breathing, inability to move, seizures.

NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose or your dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store unmixed vials in original packaging at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.After mixing, store the medication at room temperature or in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). Discard any unused liquid after 7 days.After further mixing in IV solution, discard mixed solution after 24 hours.If this medication is to be inhaled with a special device called a nebulizer, use the solution immediately after mixing. Do not mix the solution in advance because doing so increases the risk of serious side effects such as chest pain or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor immediately if either of these side effects occur or if you have any of the side effects listed in the Side Effects section.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard this product.

Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010

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