A mixture of the sulphates of polypeptides produced by certain strains of Bacillus polymixa. Colistin acts primarily by binding to membrane phospolipids and disrupting the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane. The antibioticum is active against gram-negative bacteria, especially Pseudomonas species.
- Store at room temperature
- Soluble in water
- H301 Toxic if swallowed
- P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
- P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
- P301 IF SWALLOWED:
- P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician