Bacitracin

Drug List

Bacitracin

Drug Name

Bacitracin (Bacitracin)

Manufactured By

Pfizer, Inc

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

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.

How To Use

Infant dose: For infants under 2500 grams—900 units/kg/24 hours in 2 or 3 divided doses. For infants over 2500 grams—1,000 units/kg/24 hours, in 2 or 3 divided doses. Intramuscular injections of the solution should be given in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, alternating right and left and avoiding multiple injections in the same region because of the transient pain following injection. Preparation Of Solutions Should be dissolved in sodium chloride injection containing 2 percent procaine hydrochloride. The concentration of the antibiotic in the solution should not be less than 5,000 units per mL or more than 10,000 units per mL. Diluents containing parabens should not be used to reconstitute bacitracin; cloudy solutions and precipitate formation have occurred. Reconstitution of the 50,000 unit vial with 9.8 mL of diluent will result in a concentration of 5,000 units per mL.

Side Effects

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;...Nephrotoxic reactions—Albuminuria, cylindruria, azotemia. Rising blood levels without any increase in dosage. Other reactions—Nausea and vomiting. Pain at site of injection. Skin rashes.

Drug Interactions

No known

In Case of Overdose

In Case of Missed Dose

Storage

Solutions are stable for one week when stored in a refrigerator 2° to 8°C