What is Colistin sulphate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Colomycin Promixin


Colistin (colestimethate) is an antibiotic that is used to treat infections that are resistant to other antibacterial agents. It is used as a nebulized inhalant for the prevention of Pseudomonas respiratory tract infections in immunocompromised and chronically ill patients.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Colistin sulphate

Side effect Patients Percentage
Decreased appetite 1
Dizziness 1
Feeling of insides shaking 1
Head pain 1
Heart palpitations 1
Itching 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Colistin sulphate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Colistin sulphate


Stopped taking Colistin sulphate

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Colistin sulphate after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tobramycin (TOBI) 1
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