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Colistimethate Sodium

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

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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Polypeptide

Chemical Names

... prepared from colistin by te action of formaldehyde and sodium hydrogen sulfite.Semi-syntetic product derived from a fermentation product. (Ph. Eur.)

... sodium salt of colistin derivatives, ... a mixture of colistin A sodium metanesulfonate and colistin B sodium metanesulfonate. (JP)

An antibiotic obtained from colistin sulfate by sulfometylation wit formaldehyde and sodium bisulfite. (WHO)

Pentasodium colistinmetanesulfonate (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Colistimethatum natricum (Latin)
  • Colistimethat-Natrium (German)
  • Colistiméthate sodique (French)
  • Colistimetato de sodio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Colistiméthate sodique (OS: DCF)
  • Colistimethate Sodium (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • Colistin Sodium Methanesulfonate (OS: JAN)
  • Sodio colistimetato (OS: DCIT)
  • Colistin mesilate sodium (IS)
  • Colistin sodium methanesulfonate (IS)
  • Colistin Sulphomethate (IS)
  • UNII-XW0E5YS77G (IS)
  • W 1929 (IS)
  • Colistiméthate sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colistimethate Sodium (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Colistimethate sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colistimethat-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colistimethatum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Colistin Sodium Methansulfonate (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names


BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
JPThe Japanese Pharmacopoeia
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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