Bacitracin Side Effects
Applies to bacitracin: intramuscular powder for injection.
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 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
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.
Frequency not reported: Nephrotoxic reactions (including albuminuria, cylindruria, azotemia)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Rising blood levels with no increase in dose[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Injection site pain[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Skin rashes[Ref]
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1. "Product Information. Bacitracin (bacitracin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn (2001):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.