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PERRIGO CO.
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00574402235

bacitracin 500 unit/gm ophthalmic ointment

Generic
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Uses

Bacterial Ophthalmic Infections

Bacitracin is used alone or in combination with other anti-infective agents in the short-term topical treatment of superficial infections of the eye caused by susceptible bacteria.

Bacitracin is used in combination with other anti-infective agents and corticosteroids for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive ocular conditions when a corticosteroid is indicated and a bacterial infection or risk of infection exists.

Bacitracin is not recommended for prophylaxis of neonatal ophthalmia.

For systemic use of bacitracin, see 8:12.28.08. For other topical uses of bacitracin, see 84:04.04.

Dosage and Administration

Bacterial Ophthalmic Infections

Bacitracin ophthalmic ointment containing 500 units/g is applied topically to the eye 1 to 3 times daily.

Cautions

Adverse Effects

Bacitracin has a low order of toxicity when applied topically; however, rash and allergic anaphylactoid reactions ranging from generalized itching, swelling of the lips and face, sweating, and tightness of the chest, to hypotension, unconsciousness, apnea, and cardiac arrest have occurred in some patients. If itching, burning, inflammation, or other signs of sensitivity occur, bacitracin should be discontinued. Patients sensitive to neomycin may also be sensitive to bacitracin.

Precautions and Contraindications

The use of bacitracin may result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms including fungi, particularly Candida. Appropriate therapy should be instituted if superinfection occurs.

Use of bacitracin should be avoided in atopic individuals, and the drug is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to bacitracin or any ingredients in the formulations.

Pharmacokinetics

Bacitracin is not absorbed to any significant extent from intact or denuded skin, wounds, or mucous membranes.

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