Last update July 14, 2015
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Colistimethate since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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Colistimethate is also known as Colistin. Here it is a list of alternative known names::
Colistimethate belongs to these groups or families:
Main tradenames from several countries containing Colistimethate in its composition:
|Tmax||1 - 7||hours|
|T½||1.5 - 4||hours|
|Theoretical Dose||< 0.17||mg/Kg/d|
|Relative Dose||< 3||%|
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Pharmacokinetic data (high volume of distribution and molecular weight) would explain the minimal excretion into breast milk mentioned in two older reports.
Due to a poor oral bioavailability, appearance in the infant's plasma from ingested milk is regarded as nil or scanty, except in premature infants or during the immediate neonatal period who may show an increased intestinal absorption.