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
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Colistin sulphate

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

Show all 10 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Colistin sulphate

Dosage Patients
2 INH daily 1
150 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
2,000,000 intl units daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Colistin sulphate

Multiple reasons could be selected

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


Currently taking Colistin sulphate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Colistin sulphate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
Tobramycin (TOBI) 1
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