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(bas i TRAY sin)
U.S. Brand Names
Baci-Rx; Baciguent® [OTC]; BaciiM®
Canadian Brand Names
Mexican Brand Names
Glubacida; Nebacetina; Neosporin Dérmico; Polixin Ungena; Tribiot
Antibiotic, Miscellaneous; Antibiotic, Ophthalmic; Antibiotic, Topical
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• Injection: This medicine may cause worsening kidney function. Talk with healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to bacitracin or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
How does it work?
• Bacitracin works to injure the bacteria and fight the infection.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Use prescription as directed, even if feeling better.
• For the eye only.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Take out contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given. Do not put contacts back in if eyes are irritated or infected.
• Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
• Tilt head back and to the side of affected eye.
• Gently pull down the lower lid and squeeze in the prescribed amount.
• Release the lower eyelid and keep eyes closed for 1-2 minutes.
• Separate each eye medicine by 10 minutes.
• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.
• Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently.
• This medicine may be covered with a bandage or dressing.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not apply a double dose or extra doses.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• For the occurrence of side effects.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2006-10-13 10:51:31.0
Modified: 2010-05-06 14:46:55.0
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