polymyxin

 

 

General English name: polymyxin

Brand: polymyxin b sulfate

Application: Urinary tract infection

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of polymyxin

Polymyxin Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking polymyxin

Contraindications to polymyxin

Polymyxin use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of polymyxin consumption on driving

Polymyxin drug interaction

Warning about taking polymyxin

Side effects of polymyxin

Complications of overuse of polymyxin (polymyxin poisoning)

Storage conditions of polymyxin

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of polymyxin

Injection vial, ointment

 

Polymyxin Drug Information

The antibiotic polymyxin is used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections and bacteremia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Polymyxin prevents the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria. Polymyxin is also available in the form of bacitracin and polymyxin skin ointment and polymyxin and bacitracin eye ointment, which you can refer to the relevant page on Dr. Sosha's website.

 

The correct amount and method of taking polymyxin

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with the polymyxin antibiotic. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
  • Polymyxin is usually given by a nurse or doctor as an intravenous, spinal, or intramuscular injection, and the dose and amount of the injection is determined by your doctor.
  • To improve the effect of the antibiotic polymyxin, take the medicine every day, at certain times of the day.
  • Stop taking the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.

 

Contraindications to polymyxin

Note the expiration date of the polymyxin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give polymyxin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with polymyxin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Polymyxin use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of polymyxin consumption on driving

Polymyxin causes drowsiness and dizziness, if you have these symptoms, avoid driving and working with machines.

 

 Polymyxin drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Avoid concomitant use of muscle relaxants and other anesthetics (ether, tobocurarin, succinylcholine, galamin, decametonium, and sodium citrate) with polymyxin as they may increase the risk of side effects such as shortness of breath.

 

 Warning about taking polymyxin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking polymyxin:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have kidney disease.
  • If you have shortness of breath.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of polymyxin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Hot flushes
  • Vertigo
  • Drowsiness
  • Peripheral paresthesia (paddle)
  • Sleep apnea due to concomitant use of sedatives or other neurological drugs or abnormal administration
  • Signs of meningeal stimulation by intravenous injection
  • Fever, headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Increases the number of cells and proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid
  • Important Note: Polymyxin may rarely cause these reactions. See your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Medicinal fever
  • Cervical rash
  • (Severe) pain at the site of intramuscular injection
  • Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein) at the site of an intravenous injection
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of polymyxin.

 

Complications of overuse of polymyxin (polymyxin poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of polymyxin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the vial of the medicine powder in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

After preparing the solution from polymyxin powder, this solution should be kept at 2-8 ° C and after 72 hours, the prepared solution should be discarded because it can no longer be used.

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