Bacitracin Injection

Generic Name: Bacitracin

  • What is Bacitracin Injection?

    Bacitracin is an antibiotic used in infants to treat certain bacterial infections of the lung. It may also be used to treat other bacterial infections, as determined by your child's doctor. Bacitracin is administered intramuscularly (into the muscle).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Bacitracin Injection?

    Bacitracin can cause kidney problems. The doctor will monitor your child's kidney function. Tell the doctor if your child experiences a decrease in urination.

  • Who should not take Bacitracin Injection?

    The doctor will not administer bacitracin if your child is allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    The doctor will not administer bacitracin to treat viral infections, such as the common cold.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Bacitracin Injection?

    Tell the doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications your child is taking before beginning treatment with bacitracin. Also, talk to the doctor about your child's complete medical history, especially if he/she has allergies or kidney disease.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Infants: The doctor will administer the appropriate dose for your child, based on their weight.

  • How should I take Bacitracin Injection?

    The doctor will administer bacitracin for your child.

  • What should I avoid while taking Bacitracin Injection?

    Your child should not miss his/her scheduled follow-up appointments with the doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Bacitracin Injection?

    If bacitracin is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with the doctor before combining bacitracin with the following: kanamycin, polymyxin B, polymyxin E (colistin), neomycin, or streptomycin.

  • What are the possible side effects of Bacitracin Injection?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: decrease in urination, nausea, pain at the injection site, rash, vomiting

  • Can I receive Bacitracin Injection if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Bacitracin is intended for use only in infants.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Bacitracin Injection?

    Bacitracin should be given under special circumstances determined by your child's doctor.

  • How should I store Bacitracin Injection?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.