Colistin treats several types of bacterial infections. You may experience temporary numbness while receiving this medication.

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Uses of Colistin


Colistin is used in the treatment of:

  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Pseudomonas Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Colistin Brand Names

Colistin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Colistin Drug Class

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Colistin Interactions

This is not a complete list of Colistindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Forms of Medication

Colistin is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Otic Suspension

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