Baci-IM injection

Name: Baci-IM injection

What is Baci-IM (bacitracin injection)?

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.

Bacitracin injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving Baci-IM (bacitracin injection)?

Your baby should not receive this medicine if he or she is allergic to bacitracin.

To make sure bacitracin is safe for your baby, tell the doctor if your baby has:

  • kidney disease; or

  • any known allergies.

How is Baci-IM (bacitracin injection) given?

Bacitracin is injected into a muscle. A healthcare provider will give your baby this injection.

Lung infections in infants are serious conditions, and your baby will most likely be kept in the hospital while being treated with bacitracin injection.

While receiving bacitracin, your baby's kidney function will need to be tested daily.

Make sure your baby receives this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase the risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Bacitracin will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because your child will receive bacitracin in a clinical setting, he or she is not likely to miss a dose.

Bacitracin Identification

Substance Name

Bacitracin

CAS Registry Number

1405-87-4

Drug Class

Antiinfective Agents, Local

Antibacterial Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

549

Last Revision Date

20130907

Disclaimer

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