This medication is used to prevent minor skin infections caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. Bacitracin works by preventing the growth of certain bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. This antibiotic only prevents bacterial infections. It does not work on viral or fungal infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any antibiotic can lead to a decrease in its effectiveness. Do not use this product on large areas of the body. Do not use for severe skin infections. For severe skin injuries (such as deep or puncture wounds, animal bites, severe burns), consult your doctor before using this product. Different treatments may be needed for these types of conditions.
Please consult your doctor for more information. If you are self-medicating with this medication, be sure to read the package instructions carefully before you start using the product to make sure it is right for you.
How to use Bacitracin Zinc Ointment
This medication is for use on the skin only. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Wash hands before use. Clean and dry the affected area. Then gently apply a small amount of medication in a thin film (no larger than the size of your fingertip), usually 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. If you use a spray, shake the bottle well before each use. You can cover the area with a sterile bandage. Wash hands after use.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, wipe off the medication and rinse thoroughly with water.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit. To help you remember, use it at the same time every day. Do not use this medication in larger amounts, more often, or for longer than directed. Your condition will not improve faster, and your risk of side effects may be increased. Do not use this product for more than 1 week unless directed by your doctor.
If your condition persists after a few days, if it gets worse, or if a rash develops, stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction or if you have an allergic reaction. \If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek medical assistance immediately.
This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual reactions, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people who use this drug do not experience serious side effects.
In rare cases, long-term or repeated use of this medication may cause other types of skin infections (e.g., fungal or other skin infections). If symptoms or condition do not improve, contact your doctor. Skin). If you notice any unusual bacterial infections, skin infections
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash/swelling of tongue (especially of face/itching) dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using bacitracin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to neomycin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal products).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Please consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Drug interactions may change how your medicines work or increase your risk of serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.