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Coly-Mycin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Coly-Mycin M (colistimethate injection) is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It is an antibiotic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include mild numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, dizziness, spinning feeling, itching, mild skin rash, or upset stomach.
For adults and pediatric patients, Coly-Mycin M Parenteral should be given in 2 to 4 divided doses at dose levels of 2.5 to 5 mg/kg per day for patients with normal renal function, depending on the severity of the infection. Coly-Mycin M may interact with amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, netilmicin, polymyxin, streptomycin, or tobramycin. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Coly-Mycin M should be used only if prescribed. It may harm a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Coly-Mycin M (colistimethate injection) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Coly-Mycin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- muscle weakness; or
- trouble breathing.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild numbness or tingling in your hands or feet;
- dizziness, spinning feeling;
- itching, mild skin rash; or
- upset stomach.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Coly-Mycin Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: numbness/tingling (especially of the arms/legs, around the mouth/tongue), strange feeling on the skin of the arms/legs, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, psychosis, seizures), difficulty walking, unsteadiness, slow/shallow/troubled breathing, dizziness/feeling of spinning, unexplained fever, slurred speech, muscle weakness, change in the amount of urine, red/pink urine.
This medication may rarely cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of the following symptoms because these products may make them worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool.
Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new infection. Tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms of a new infection (such as white patches in your mouth, a change in vaginal discharge).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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What is Prescribing information?
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Coly-Mycin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following adverse reactions have been reported:
Gastrointestinal: gastrointestinal upset
Integumentary: generalized itching, urticaria and rash
Body as a Whole: fever
Laboratory Deviations: increased blood urea nitrogen (BUN), elevated creatinine and decreased creatinine clearance
Respiratory System: respiratory distress and apnea
Renal System: nephrotoxicity and decreased urine output
For medical advice about adverse reactions contact your medical professional. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact JHP at 1-866-923-2547 or MEDWATCH at 1800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/.
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