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Bacitracin Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to bacitracin: parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Nephrotoxicity (albuminuria, cylindruria, azotemia, rising blood concentrations of the drug); GI effects (nausea, vomiting); pain at injection site; hypersensitivity reactions (rash).

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, Kalamazoo, MI.

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.

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