"Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for viral infections.
Get smart about when a"...
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.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 1.04. Revision date: 12/15/2010.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Bacitracin Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.