Colistimethate is used to treat bacterial infections.
Colistimethate is given as an injection into a vein or a muscle by a health professional.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with colistimethate including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Peeing less or not at all
Confusion, slurred speech, dizziness
Changes in vision
Tingling or numbness, muscle weakness
|Tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. August 2021
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed