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What should I know before taking colistimethate injection?

Colistimethate injection may cause severe diarrhea. If you develop diarrhea, do not use any medication to treat it until you have spoken to your doctor. Colistimethate injections are usually administered by a healthcare professional. Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease or if you have diarrhea, before beginning treatment with colistimethate. You may begin to feel better before treatment is complete, but you should still complete the entire prescribed treatment. Colistimethate is a pregnancy Category C medication, which means that it may cause harm to the fetus and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary. Make sure to tell your doctor about all of the medications you're taking and any pre-existing medical conditions that you have, before starting on this drug. The terms colistimethate, colistin and polymyxin E are sometimes used interchangeably.

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