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Drug information on Colate (Colistimethate Injection) from Anikem Laboratories

Colate

  Suspension   
Anikem Laboratories
Generic : Colistimethate Injection
 32.90
12.5mg/5ml
30ml

Drug Name : Colistimethate Injection

Colistimethate Injection(Coly-Mycin M) generic Colate is a polymyxin antibiotic, prescribed for infections caused by bacteria. The antibiotic fights against the bacteria in the body.
More Info about Colistimethate Injection


Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Colate may be prescribed


Side effects of Colate

  Gastrointestinal: Gastrointestinal upset.

  Central Nervous System: Tingling of extremities and tongue, slurred speech, dizziness and fainting.

  Skin : Generalized itching, hives and rash.

  Body as a Whole : Fever.

  Respiratory : Respiratory disorder and shortness of breath.

  Genitourinary : Kidney damage and decreased urine output.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- GI infections; Bowel sterilization- 1.5-3 million units 3 times/day.
IV/IM- GI infections; Bowel sterilization as colistimethate Na: 6 million units/day in 3 divided doses. Max: 6-million units/24 hour.
Inhalation- Adjunct to antimicrobial therapy in respiratory infections as colistimethate Na: 1-2 million units twice daily. Max: 2 million units 3 times/day for up to 3 month in frequent recurrent infections.

How to use Colate?

It comes as a syrup to take by mouth.

When is Colate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Colate

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of preexisting kidney impairment, disorders of neuromuscular transmission, during pregnancy and lactation.

• Monitor liver enzyme level and Blood Urea Nitrogen level regularly while on treatment.

Other Precautions for Colate

Avoid excess dosage and alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Colate

Store reconstituted solution in refrigerator at 2°-8°C (36°-46°F) or between 20°-25°C



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