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Bacitracin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bacitracin (Bacitracin)?
- What are the possible side effects of bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
- How is bacitracin injection given (Bacitracin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bacitracin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bacitracin)?
- What should I avoid while receiving bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
- What other drugs will affect bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Bacitracin)?
Since bacitracin injection is usually given in a hospital, it is not likely your child will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Bacitracin)?
Tell your child's caregivers right away if you think the child has received too much of this medicine.
What should I avoid while receiving bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while your child is receiving bacitracin injection.
What other drugs will affect bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?
Before your child receives bacitracin, tell the doctor if your child is receiving any of the following drugs:
- cancer medications (chemotherapy);
- medicines used to treat a bowel disorder, such as mesalamine (Pentasa) or sulfasalazine (Azulfidine);
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection, such as sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- any other injected antibiotics such as amikacin (Amikin), amphotericin B (Fungizone, AmBisome, Amphotec, Abelcet), or streptomycin; or
- antiviral medicines such as adefovir (Hepsera), cidofovir (Vistide), or foscarnet (Foscavir).
Many of these other drugs can damage the kidneys. If your child is receiving any of these drugs, he or she may not be able to receive bacitracin, or may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can affect bacitracin injection. Tell your doctor about all your child's prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your child's doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about bacitracin injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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