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What are symptoms of infection from being injected with colistimethate?

Even though colistimethate (Coly-Mycin M Parenteral) is an injected antibiotic, there could be some complications with the injection site, including infection. Colistimethate needs to be injected in the vein (intravenously), and sometimes the location can become irritated, tender, swollen, painful, infected, and might have drainage. If this happens, you should immediately tell your doctor or nurse. The injection site will probably be changed to a different location on your body.

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