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Drug information on Walagyl DS (Colistimethate Injection) from Genetic Pharma

Walagyl DS

  Syrup   
Genetic Pharma
Generic : Colistimethate Injection
 28.90
12.5mg/5ml
30ml
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Drug Name : Colistimethate Injection

Colistimethate Injection(Coly-Mycin M) generic Walagyl DS is a polymyxin antibiotic, prescribed for infections caused by bacteria. The antibiotic fights against the bacteria in the body.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Walagyl DS may be prescribed


Side effects of Walagyl DS

  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 Walagyl DS?

It comes as a syrup to take by mouth.

When is Walagyl DS not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Walagyl DS

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 Walagyl DS

Avoid excess dosage and alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Walagyl DS

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



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