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How is colistimethate (Coly-Mycin M Parenteral) stored?

The antibiotic colistimethate (Coly-Mycin M Parenteral) may be given in the home health care setting in some circumstances, and may need to be stored there. The unmixed vials should be kept in their original container at room temperature and stored away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. After mixing the vial into a liquid, the vial should be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Discard any unused liquid after seven days.

Medication supplies may include syringes because the antibiotic is injected. Your doctor should provide you with a biohazard needle container for proper disposal of used needles. Keep the medication and all supplies away from the reach of children. If the medication is expired, ask your doctor or pharmacist how best to discard it.

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