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Bacitracin

Bacitracin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Baci-IM

Generic Name: bacitracin (injection) (Pronunciation: BAS i TRAY sin)

What is bacitracin (Bacitracin)?

Bacitracin injection is an antibiotic that treats staph infection caused by a bacteria called staphylococcus (STAF-il-oh-KOK-us).

Bacitracin injection is used in infants to treat pneumonia. It is also used to treat an infection that causes pus to build up between the lungs and the membrane that covers them.

Bacitracin injection may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

While receiving bacitracin injection, your child will be watched for the following serious side effects:

  • urinating more than usual or more often;
  • urinating less than usual, or not at all (fewer wet diapers);
  • blood in the urine;
  • lower back pain; or
  • painful urination.

Less serious side effects include:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • mild skin rash; or
  • pain, burning, or swelling where the medicine was injected.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Bacitracin (bacitracin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about bacitracin injection (Bacitracin)?

Before your child receives bacitracin injection, tell the doctor if the child has a history of kidney disease.

Many other drugs can damage the kidneys and should not be used together with bacitracin. Tell your doctor if your child is receiving chemotherapy, medicines used to treat a bowel disorder, medications to prevent organ transplant rejection, antiviral medications, or any other injected antibiotics.

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Serious side effects of bacitracin injection include urinating less than usual or not at all, blood in the urine, lower back pain, or painful urination.

Make sure your child receives this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by the doctor. Your child's symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Bacitracin injection will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

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