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From what I've been able to find on the internet, it's "indicated for the treatment of acute or chronic infections due to sensitive strains of certain gram-negative bacilli. It is particularly indicated when the infection is caused by sensitive strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This antibiotic is not indicated for infections due to Proteus or Neisseria. Coly-Mycin M Parenteral has proven clinically effective in treatment of infections due to the following gram-negative organisms: Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It may be used to initiate therapy in serious infections that are suspected to be due to gram-negative organisms and in the treatment of infections due to susceptible gram-negative pathogenic bacilli."
I found this information on the website of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of this drug (its distributed by Monarch Pharmaceuticals). (www.kingpharm.com
) I also see lots of links to the use of this antibiotic for ear infections.
Working 11-7, I basically never see our neos in order to ask them about it... By the way, this child has no cultures of any type growing anything. I understand that there is no definately understood reason for NEC occuring but that bacterial intestinal infections have been considered possible causes... I wonder if the current neonatology literature is on to something new... I wish I could find something about this.
If anyone has any information about the use of Coly-Mycin for prophylactic treatment of NEC, please share it with us. Thanks bunches!