What is colistimethate (Coly-Mycin M Parenteral)?

Colistimethate (Coly-Mycin M Parenteral) is an antibiotic injected in the vein by a qualified medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse. It is in the class of antibiotics called the polymyxins. It is given to fight several types of infections, and is the antibiotic given as a last resort if bacteria are resistant and other antibiotics have not worked. It is usually only given in hospitals or at outpatient health services, but may be given in a home health care setting.

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