Pronunciation: ko-lis'ti-meth'ate so'de-um
Contains the pentasodium salt of the penta(methanesulfonic acid) derivative of colistin A as the major component, with a small proportion of the pentasodium salt of the same derivative of colistin B; an effective antibiotic against most gram-negative bacilli (except Proteus), given intramuscularly.
Synonym(s): cholistine sulphomethate sodium
See Also: polymyxin
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.