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BACiiM Side Effects

Generic name: bacitracin

Note: This document contains side effect information about bacitracin. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name BACiiM.

Applies to bacitracin: intramuscular powder for injection.

Warning

Bacitracin can harm your baby's kidneys. This effect is increased when the baby also uses certain other medicines, especially injected antibiotics. Your baby's kidney function will need to be tested before and during treatment with bacitracin.

Get emergency medical help if your baby has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

While receiving bacitracin (the active ingredient contained in BACiiM) injection, your baby will be watched for the following side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;

  • urinating more than usual or more often;

  • little or no urinating (fewer wet diapers);

  • blood in the urine;

  • lower back pain; or

  • painful urination.

Common side effects include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bacitracin: compounding powder, intramuscular powder for injection.

Renal

Frequency not reported: Nephrotoxic reactions (including albuminuria, cylindruria, azotemia)[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Rising blood levels with no increase in dose[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Injection site pain[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Skin rashes[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Bacitracin (bacitracin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn (2001):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.