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ATC codes: J01XB01
EMLc
Indication
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales ICD11 code: MG50.C0
INN
Colistin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
List type
Complementary (EML)
(EMLc)
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 1 million IU in vial (as colistemethate sodium) (equivalent to 34 mg colistin base activity)
EML status history
First added in 2019 (TRS 1021)
Changed in 2023 (TRS 1049)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of the age-appropriateness of formulations on the EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended the listing for colistin on the EML and EMLc be amended to include also the equivalent strength in colistin base activity.