ATC Group: A07AA10 Colistin

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

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

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

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 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.