NORMA J. GOODWIN, M.D.
To the Editor: Dr. Kunin has been a leading proponent of correct antibiotic usage. He has performed an important service by calling attention to the urgent necessity of reducing dosage in the presence of renal impairment for those agents excreted by the kidney.
In his Editorial Note (1) he has referred to data on "colistin," and the context suggests that "sodium colistimethate" is intended. Colistin sulfate is also available and is used topically, as in the otic preparation, and orally, for enteric infections. The use of the general term "colistin" to designate a particular drug may well result in confusion.
GOODWIN NJ. COLISTIN SULFATE VERSUS SODIUM COLISTIMETHATE. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:232–233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-232_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):232-233.
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