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BACITRACIN (bass i TRAY sin) is a polypeptide antibiotic.It is used to treat bacterial eye infections.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to bacitracin, neomycin, other antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Try not to touch the tip of the tube to anything, even your eye or fingertips.Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Squeeze the end of the tube to apply a thin layer of the ointment to the inside of the lower eyelid. Close the eye gently to spread the ointment. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course that is prescribed even if you think your condition is better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days or if they get worse.
Do not wear contact lenses while you have any signs or symptoms of an eye infection. Ask your doctor or health care professional when you can start wearing your contacts again.
Stop using this medicine immediately if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
burning, stinging, or itching of the eyes or eyelids
changes in vision
lower back pain
redness, swelling, or pain of the eyes or eyelids
pain, difficulty passing urine
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
temporary blurred vision
tearing or feeling of something in the eye
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
BACITRACIN (bass i TRAY sin) is a polypeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to bacitracin, neomycin, or other antibiotics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is injected into a muscle. It is usually given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic.
If you receive this medicine at home, you will receive special instructions. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think your are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
birth control pills
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if you get new symptoms. You will need to have blood work done while you are on this medicine.
Ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day while taking this medicine.
loss of appetite
pain and irritation at injection site
rectal itching or pain
You will be instructed on how to store this medicine, if needed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.
BACITRACIN (bass i TRAY sin) is a polypeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial skin infections or to prevent infection of minor burns, cuts, or scrapes.
large areas of damaged skin
This medicine is only for external use on the skin. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Apply a thin layer to cover the affected area. You can cover the treated area with a sterile gauze dressing (bandage). Use this medicine at regular intervals. Do not use more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think you are better. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use other skin care products unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if the infection does not get better within 1 week or if they get worse.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
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