Colistimethate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Colistimethate?

(koe lis ti METH ate)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Itching.

• Belly pain.

• Headache.

• Slurred speech.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Worsening kidney function.

• Lung damage can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs...

 
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