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ATC Group: A07AA10 Colistin

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A07
Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents
3
A07A
Intestinal antiinfectives
4
A07AA
Antibiotics
5
A07AA10
Colistin

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Colistimethate sodium

Colistimethate sodium (CMS) is a cyclic polypeptide antibacterial active substance that is derived from Bacillus polymyxa var colistinus and belongs to the polymyxin group. Polymyxins work by damaging the cell membrane and the resulting physiological effects are lethal to the bacterium. Polymyxins are selective for Gram-negative bacteria that have a hydrophobic outer membrane.

Colistin

Colistin is a cyclic polypeptide antibacterial agent belonging to the polymyxin group. Polymyxins work by damaging the cell membrane and the resulting physiological effects are lethal to the bacterium. Polymyxins are selective for aerobic Gram-negative bacteria that have a hydrophobic outer membrane.