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Inhaled colistin: How to use it  
Abstract:  This handout gives instructions for mixing and using colistin, an antibiotic used to treat some bacterial lung infections. Colistin is taken as an inhaled solution through a nebulizer. Possible side effects are included. The clinician can check instructions for either 75 mg inhaled twice daily or 150 mg inhaled twice daily, depending on the patient's needs.
Author: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, October 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
General Topics:  Respiratory Disorders; Drug Therapy; Infectious Diseases
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Self Care; Patient Care Procedures and Instructions; Lung Disorders; Infection; Cystic Fibrosis; Antibiotics
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

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