Also known as: Polymyxin E Colistimethate sodium
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.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
Colistin is the active ingredient of these drugs:
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Colistin is also found within below combination drugs:
Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):