Bacitraycin Plus

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Generic Name: Bacitraycin Plus Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Bacitraycin Plus® used for?

Bacitraycin Plus® is commonly used for temporary relief of pain and itching; first aid to help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

Bacitraycin Plus® may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should I take Bacitraycin Plus®?

Follow all directions on your prescription label.

Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Clean the affected area. Apply a small amount of the product (an amount equal to the surface area of the tip of a finger) on the area 1 to 3 times daily. May be covered with a sterile bandage.

For external use only. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medication.

How do I store Bacitraycin Plus®?

Bacitraycin Plus® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Bacitraycin Plus® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Bacitraycin Plus® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Bacitraycin Plus® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Bacitraycin Plus®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Bacitraycin Plus® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have deep or puncture wounds; animal bites; serious burns; skin irritation.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Bacitraycin Plus® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Bacitraycin Plus®. Bacitraycin Plus® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Bacitraycin Plus®?

Bacitraycin Plus® may cause following side effects, such as:

  • Mild stinging, burning, or itching where the medicine is applied.
  • Skin tenderness or redness.
  • Dry white flakes where the medicine was applied.

Seek medical attention immediately if any of the side effects become severe or:

  • Condition worsens.
  • Symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days.
  • Itching, rash or irritation develops.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Bacitraycin Plus®?

Bacitraycin Plus® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Bacitraycin Plus®?

Bacitraycin Plus® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Bacitraycin Plus®?

Bacitraycin Plus® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Bacitraycin Plus®.

What is the dose of Bacitraycin Plus® for an adult?

Adults and children 2 years and older: Clean the affected area and spray a small amount on the affected area not more than 1 to 3 times daily; may be covered with a sterile bandage; if bandaged, let dry first.

What is the dose of Bacitraycin Plus® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Bacitraycin Plus® available?

Bacitraycin Plus® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Ointment

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Bacitraycin Plus®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: October 3, 2017 | Last Modified: October 3, 2017