antibiotic Bacitracin

Get an overview of ANTIBIOTIC (bacitracin ointment), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in antibiotic can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as antibiotic.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: antibiotic

Generic Name: BACITRACIN

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: TOPICAL

Dosage Form: OINTMENT

Data Current As Of: 2018-10-06

active ingredient (each gram contains)

Bacitracin 500 units

purpose

First aid antibiotic

uses

first aid to help prevent infection in:

  • minor cuts
  • scrapes
  • burns

warnings

For external use only

do not use

  • in the eyes
  • over large areas of the body
  • if you are allergic to any of the ingredients

ask a doctor before use if you have

  • deep or puncture wounds
  • animal bites
  • serious burns

stop use & ask a doctor if

  • you need to use longer than 1 week
  • condition persists or gets worse
  • rash or other allergic reaction develops

keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

directions

  • clean the affected area
  • apply a small amount of this 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

other information

  • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)

inactive ingredients

light mineral oil, white petrolatum

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