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.
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