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Harmless is a polymyxin antibiotic, prescribed for infections caused by bacteria. The antibiotic fights against the bacteria in the body.  

Drug information on Harmless (Colistimethate Injection) from Hi-Tec Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Harmless

  Suspension   
Hi-Tec Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Colistimethate Injection
 32.00
12.5mg/5ml
30ml
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Medical Condition(s) for which Harmless may be prescribed


Side effects of Harmless

  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 Harmless?

It comes as a syrup to take by mouth.

When is Harmless not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Harmless

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 Harmless

Avoid excess dosage and alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Harmless

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



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