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Colistin (Coly-Mycin) Summary

Description: Cyclic polypeptide antibiotic from Bacillus colistinus. It is composed of Polymyxins E1 and E2 (or Colistins A, B, and C) which act as detergents on cell membranes. Colistin is less toxic than Polymyxin B, but otherwise similar; the methanesulfonate is used orally.

Also Known As: Coly-Mycin; Colimycin; Colisticin; Colistin Sulfate; Colistin Sulfomethate Show All >>

Networked: 942 relevant articles (123 outcomes, 139 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Colistin is Relevant

  1. Infection : 61 outcomes 57 studies in 442 results
  2. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis) : 13 outcomes 14 studies in 70 results
  3. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (Pneumonia, Ventilator Associated) : 11 outcomes 12 studies in 60 results
  4. Critical Illness (Critically Ill) : 10 outcomes 22 studies in 86 results
  5. Sepsis (Septicemia) : 10 outcomes 6 studies in 32 results
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Drugs Related to Colistin

  1. Rifampin (Rifampicin)
  2. Tobramycin (Nebcin)
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  4. Sulbactam
  5. tigecycline (Tygacil)
  6. Imipenem
  7. Colistin (Coly-Mycin)
  8. Amikacin (A.M.K)
  9. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin)
  10. Cefotaxime (Kendrick)
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Therapies Related to Colistin

  1. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care)
  2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)
  3. Catheters
  4. Arthroplasty
  5. Oral Administration
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