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Drug information on Colifate (30ml) (Colistimethate Injection) from Briskon Laboratories

Colifate (30ml)

  Suspension   
Briskon Laboratories
Generic : Colistimethate Injection
 23.75
12.5mg/5ml
30ml
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Colifate (30ml) may be prescribed


Side effects of Colifate (30ml)

  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 Colifate (30ml)?

It comes as a syrup to take by mouth.

When is Colifate (30ml) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Colifate (30ml)

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 Colifate (30ml)

Avoid excess dosage and alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Colifate (30ml)

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



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