In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Polypeptide

Chemical Name

A cyclopeptide antibiotic produced by cultures of Bacillus polymyxa var. colistinus (WHO)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Alfacolin
    Catalysis, Argentina
  • Colampi O (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Colimycine
    Sanofi Aventis, Tunisia
  • Colistate
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Colistina Techsphere
    Techsphere, Argentina
  • Sogecoli (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France
  • Sulopred (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Farmindustria, Peru
  • A.A. Colistine (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Netherlands
  • Abicolin (veterinary use)
    Teva, Israel
  • Acti Coli (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Amoxy Col (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Dopharma, Poland
  • Ampicoline (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Qalian, France
  • Ampidexalone (Colistin and Dexamethasone, + Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Ampisur (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Ceva Animal Health, Poland
  • Animedica Enteroxid (veterinary use)
    Animedic, Germany
  • Animedistin (veterinary use)
    Animedic, Germany
  • Apsamix Colistina (veterinary use)
    Andres Pintaluba, Poland
  • Bac (veterinary use)
    Ascor, Italy
  • Bacolam (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Fatro, Poland
  • B-COL (veterinary use)
    Biokema, Switzerland
  • Belcomix (veterinary use)
    Eurovet, Netherlands
  • Belcomycine S (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • Bioplex-Colistin (veterinary use)
    Alvetra u. Werfft, Austria
  • Biorepas (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Calf Cura 4 (veterinary use)
    Acme, Italy
  • Carbophen (veterinary use)
    Weinboeh, Germany
  • Cloxa-coli (Colistin and Cloxacillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Switzerland
  • Cofacoli (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • Cofalac (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • Colamox (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Scan Vet, Poland
  • Colampi I (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Coli (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Netherlands
  • Colibolus (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Colicilline (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Coliclox (Colistin and Cloxacillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Colidiaryl (Colistin and Erythromycin (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Luxembourg
  • Colimicina
    Quimifar, Spain
  • Colimix (veterinary use)
    Sintofarm, Italy
  • Colimy Foam (Colistin and Neomycin)
    Pola Pharma, Japan
  • Colimycine
    Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Colipate (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France
  • Coliscour (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom
  • Colisol (veterinary use)
    Dopharma, Netherlands; Eurovet, Netherlands; Scan Vet, Poland
  • Colisolution (veterinary use)
    Aesculaap, Netherlands
  • Colistin
    CCPC, Taiwan; Grünenthal, Germany; Yuan Chou, Taiwan
  • Colistin (veterinary use)
    Chevita, Germany; CPPharma, Germany; Orffa, Netherlands
  • Colistina Kern (veterinary use)
    Indukern, Poland
  • Colistina solfato (veterinary use)
    Ascor, Italy; Chemifarma, Italy; Doxal, Italy; Filozoo, Italy; Intervet, Italy; Sintofarm, Italy; Tre I, Italy; Vetem, Italy
  • Colistine buvable NOE (veterinary use)
    Qalian, France
  • Colistine Sulfate (veterinary use)
    V.M.D, Belgium
  • Colistine Sulfate Virbac (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France
  • Colistine
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Colistine (veterinary use)
    Dopharma, Netherlands; Eurovet, Belgium; Eurovet, Netherlands; Virbac, South Africa
  • Colistine Franvet (veterinary use)
    Qalian, France
  • Colistinemix (veterinary use)
    Eurovet, Belgium
  • Colistine-Sulfaat (veterinary use)
    Dopharma, Netherlands
  • Colistingal (veterinary use)
    Galpharma, Israel
  • Colistin-Lianhuan Pharm
    Lianhuan, China
  • Colistinsulfat aniMedica (veterinary use)
    aniMedica, Austria
  • Colistinsulfat Ogris (veterinary use)
    Ogris, Austria
  • Colistinsulfat (veterinary use)
    Animedic, Germany; Bioptive, Germany; Klat, Germany; V.M.D., Luxembourg
  • Colisultrix (Colistin and Trimethoprim (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Colivet (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Austria; Ceva, France; Ceva Animal Health, Poland; Ceva Sante Animale, Israel; Prodivet, Luxembourg; WDT, Germany
  • Colmycin
    Atlantic Laboratories, China
  • Colomycin
    Forest, United Kingdom; Forest, Ireland; IFET, Greece
  • Compomix V Coli (veterinary use)
    Qalian, France
  • Concentrat Colistine (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France
  • Diarönt mono
    CNP, Germany
  • Dotencil (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Switzerland
  • Doxamicina (veterinary use)
    Doxal, Italy
  • Drinkmix Colistine (veterinary use)
    Dopharma, Netherlands
  • Enteristin (veterinary use)
    Vetem, Italy
  • Enterocol (veterinary use)
    Tre I, Italy
  • Enterogel (veterinary use)
    Virbac, Netherlands
  • Enterogram (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France
  • Enteroxid Ogris (veterinary use)
    Ogris, Austria
  • Enteroxid (veterinary use)
    Bioptive, Germany
  • Filostin (veterinary use)
    Filozoo, Italy
  • Giraxa (veterinary use)
    Krka, Poland
  • Intestivo (Colistin and Sulfaguanidine (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Klato Col (veterinary use)
    Klat, Germany
  • Mammicine (Colistin and Cloxacillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Mammitel (Colistin and Cloxacillin (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Métrijectyl (Colistin and Ampicillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Microamox Coli (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Tre I, Poland
  • Milicoli (veterinary use)
    Qalian, France
  • Multibio (Colistin and Ampicillin, + Dexamethasone (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France
  • Nipoxyme (veterinary use)
    Andersen, Poland
  • NP8 (Colistin and Neomycin (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • Potencil (Colistin and Amoxicillin (veterinary use))
    Virbac, France; Virbac, Poland; Virbac, South Africa
  • Prémélange CS (Colistin and Sulfadimethoxine (veterinary use))
    Qalian, France
  • Promycine (veterinary use)
    V.M.D, Belgium; V.M.D, Poland; V.M.D., Luxembourg
  • Sabaco Colistin (veterinary use)
    Chevita, Austria
  • Septotryl (Colistin and Sulfamethoxypyridazine (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Luxembourg
  • Sodibio (Colistin and Ampicillin, + Dexamethasone (veterinary use))
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Sodicoly (veterinary use)
    Laboratoires Biové, France
  • Solucol (veterinary use)
    Virbac, France
  • Spiracol (Colistin and Spiramycin (veterinary use))
    Drwalewskie Zaklady Przemyslu Bioweterynaryjnego, Poland
  • ufamed Colistin (veterinary use)
    Ufamed, Switzerland
  • Virgocilline (veterinary use)
    Coophavet, France
  • VITAL COLISTIN (veterinary use)
    Vital, Switzerland
  • Walamycin
    Wallace, India
  • Alficetin
    Nova Argentia, Argentina
  • Belcopéni (Colistin and Benylpenicillin (veterinary use))
    Coophavet, France
  • ColiFin
    Pari Pharma, Germany
  • Colimicina
    UCB Pharma, Italy
  • Colimy C (Colistin and Chloramphenicol)
    Kaken Seiyaku, Japan
  • Colimycin S
    Pola Pharma, Japan
  • Colimycin T (Colistin and Tetracycline)
    Nitten Nippon Tenganyaku Kenkyujo, Japan
  • Colimycine
    Aventis, Slovakia; Sanofi-Aventis, France
  • Colinacol (Colistin and Chloramphenicol)
    Nitten Nippon Tenganyaku Kenkyujo, Japan
  • Coliracin
    Rafa, Israel
  • Colistimetato de Sodio Ges
    Ges Genericos, Spain
  • Colistimethate Sodium
    APP, United States; Beacon, United Kingdom; Beacon, Malta; Paddock, United States; Watson, United States
  • Colistimethate
    SteriMax, Canada
  • Colistin CF
    Grünenthal, Germany
  • Colistin Grünenthal
    Grünenthal, Austria
  • Colistin Link
    Link, Australia; Link, New Zealand
  • Colistin Norma
    Norma Hellas, Greece
  • Colistin
    Antibiotice, Romania; Forest Laboratories, Switzerland; Grünenthal, Netherlands; Polfa Tarchomin, Poland; Oriental, Taiwan
  • Colistina Permatec
    Permatec, Argentina
  • Colistina Richet
    Richet, Argentina; Richet, Dominican Republic; Richet, Guatemala; Richet, Honduras; Richet, Panama
  • Colistineb
    Pharma Logistics, Belgium
  • Colmesdant
    Stendhal, Mexico
  • Colomycin
    Forest, United Kingdom; Forest, Georgia; Forest, Hungary; Forest, Ireland; Forest, Malta; Forest Laboratories, Czech Republic; Pharmax, Oman
  • Coly-Mycin
    King Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Costim
    U-Liang, Taiwan
  • Ecolicin (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Chauvin ankerpharm GmbH, Bulgaria; Dr. Gerhard Mann, Germany; Santen Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Elicocin (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Santen, Philippines
  • Erycoli (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Nitto Medic, Japan
  • Erysmycin (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Oasis, Taiwan
  • First Guard (veterinary use)
    Alpharma, United States
  • Methacolimycin
    DCPC, Taiwan; Pola Pharma, Japan
  • Nitten Colislol (Colistin and Erythromycin)
    Nitten Nippon Tenganyaku Kenkyujo, Japan
  • Ophthalon (Colistin and Chloramphenicol)
    Wakamoto, Japan
  • Promixin
    Dompé, Italy; Praxis Pharmaceutical, Spain; Profile, Norway; Profile Pharma, Denmark; Profile Pharma, United Kingdom; Profile Pharma, Malta; Swedish Orphan, Germany
  • T.T.Y Colimycin
    UBI, Taiwan
  • Tadim
    Allertec, Greece; Nigaard Pharma, Sweden

International Drug Name Search


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BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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