Bacitracin for Injection is used to lessen the development of drug-resistant bacteria. This is indicated for the treatment of certain kinds of bacterial infections. This is only to treat or prevent infections that are proven to be caused by bacteria. This will not work for flu, colds, or other viral infections.
Bacitracin may be also in infants to treat pneumonia. As well as an infection that causes pus to build up between the lungs and the membrane that covers them.
How does Bacitracin for Injection work?
Antibiotics are used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria. This works by killing that are causing the infection. It attacks the bacteria in different ways. This medication interferes with the formation of their cell walls.
Why use Bacitracin for Injection?
Bacitracin Injection is an antibiotic for intramuscular administration. This is derived from cultures of Bacillus subtilis (Tracey). It is a hygroscopic powder, odorless or having a slight odor, and white to pale buff. It is freely soluble in water; insoluble in ether, acetone, and chloroform. While soluble in alcohol, methanol, and glacial acetic acid, there is some insoluble residue. This treatment has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Bacitracin for Injection?
Bacitracin is used intramuscularly. For infants, the dose is over 2500grams – 1000units/kg/24hours in 2-3 divided doses. For infants, under 2500grams – 900units/kg/24hours in 2-3 divided doses. It should be given in the alternating right and left at the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks. Avoid several injections in the same area because of the temporary pain following injection. In older children and adults, the prescribed dose will be given by your doctor.
What are the side-effects of Bacitracin for Injection?
- Skin rashes
- Injection site reactions (burning, pain, swelling)
- Possible kidney problems
- Painful urination
- Lower back pain
- Blood in the urine
- Urinating more than usual or less than usual
Warnings and Precautions
- Bacitracin for Injection should only be used if prescribed.
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Do not use if you are allergic to it or any ingredients contained in this medication.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
- Maintain sufficient fluid intake.
- Inform your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications (especially vitamins or herbal supplements)
- This drug is not prescribed for those with a toxic reaction to it or a history of the previous hypersensitivity.v