Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
BACiiM (bacitracin injection) is an antibiotic used to treat infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug. The use of BACiiM is limited to neonates/infants with pneumonia or empyema caused by susceptible strains of staphylococci when less toxic antibiotics would not be effective. BACiiM is available in generic form. Common side effects of BACiiM include:
- pain at the injection site,
- skin rash, and
- kidney toxicity (albuminuria, azotemia)
The dose of BACiiM for infants under 2500 grams is 900 units/kg/24 hours in 2 or 3 divided doses. The dose of BACiiM for infants over 2,500 grams is 1,000 units/kg/24 hours, in 2 or 3 divided doses. BACiiM may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. The use of BACiiM is limited to neonates/infants so it is unlikely to be used in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
Our BACiiM (bacitracin injection) Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Albuminuria, cylindruria, azotemia. Rising blood levels without any increase in dosage.
Nausea and vomiting. Pain at site of injection. Skin rashes.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for BACiiM (Bacitracin Injection Powder for Solution)