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Colymisin Aerosol

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This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about Colymycin aerosols. Feel free to ask your doctor, nurse or respiratory therapist to go over any information you do not understand.

WHY DOES MY DOCTOR WANT MY CHILD TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE?
This medicine is an antibiotic used to treat lung infections.

WHAT SIDE EFFECTS MAY OCCUR?
Colymycin aerosols may cause muscle weakness, headache and tiredness. These side effects rarely occur.

HOW DO I GIVE MY CHILD COLYMYCIN AEROSOLS?
1. Wash your hands
2. Clean a work surface with soap and water. Let it dry.
3. Gather supplies:
a. Vial of Colymycin powder
b. Vial of bacteriostatic water
c. 3cc syringe with needle
d. Medication nebulizer
e. Normal saline
4. Take 3cc syringe with needle, pull stopper back to the 2cc mark; insert needle into vial of bacteriostatic water; inject air, then draw up 2cc of bacteriostatic water by pulling stopper back; remove syringe with needle from vial. 5. Insert syringe with needle filled with 2cc of bacteriostatic water into vial of Colymycin powder; inject slowly.
6. Remove syringe with needle, gently roll (never shake) the vial of Colymycin between the palms of your hands until all powder has dissolved. (There will be foam on top of the liquid).
7. Colymycin should be mixed with bacteriostatic water 30 minutes to 24 hours before use to decrease foaming when nebulized. Store in the refrigerator after mixing.
8. Draw up _____cc of mixed Colymycin into needle with syringe; inject into nebulizer – add 2cc of normal saline (never mix with any other nebulizer solutions); inhale using mouthpiece or mask with compressor.

WHEN SHOULD I GIVE MY CHILD COLYMYCIN AEROSOLS?
This aerosol should be given after your child’s routine aerosol(s) and airway clearance treatment. (Last therapy of treatment regimen). This handout was written for general information only. It should not be considered complete. For further information about Colymycin aerosol, please ask your doctor.

PDF: Child Health Information - COLYMISIN AEROSOL

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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
Corregido: 2000

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Revised: 2000

 

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