What is Acostin?
Acostin Injection is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Bowel Sterilization Before Surgery, Gastrointestinal Infections and other conditions.
Acostin Injection contains Colistin as an active ingredient.
Acostin Injection works by preventing the growth of infection causing microorganisms.
Acostin Injection Uses
Acostin Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Bowel Sterilization Before Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Infections
Acostin Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Acostin Injection improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Preventing the growth of infection causing microorganisms.
Acostin Injection – Composition and Active Ingredients
Acostin Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
- Colistin (1000 IU)
Acostin Injection – Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Acostin Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Gastrointestinal Disturbances
- Visual Disturbances
- Acute Tubular Necrosis
- Respiratory Insufficiency
Acostin Injection – Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- If you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
- If you have a rare blood pigment disorder that affects kidney or kidney disease
- Regularly monitor serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen
Acostin Injection – Drug Interactions
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Acostin Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Acostin Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:
- Amphotericin B
Acostin Injection – Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Acostin Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Acostin Injection should not be taken if you have the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to colistimethate sodium or to polymyxin B
- Neuromuscular disease characterized by very weak muscles and unusual tiredness