General English name: Bacitracin Zinc Ointment

Application: Skin infection caused by cuts and burns


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Pharmaceutical forms of zinc bacitracin ointment



Pharmacological information of bacitracin zinc ointment

Bacitracin Zinc ointment is used to prevent harmful skin infections caused by small cuts or burns. Bacitracin zinc is an antibiotic that stops the growth of certain bacteria. The antibiotic bacitracin zinc only prevents bacterial infections; it is not effective for fungal infections. Be aware that unnecessary or excessive use of any antibiotic can reduce its effectiveness.

Do not use this ointment for serious skin infections. First, ask your doctor before using this medicine for serious skin injuries (such as deep wounds, insect bites, serious burns). For these types of diseases, the treatment may be different, consult your doctor for more information.

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Dosage and method of consumption of bacitracin zinc ointment

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dosage of this ointment may vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

To prevent the spread of infection, thoroughly wash and dry the affected area before using bacitracin zinc ointment, and then apply the ointment to the affected area.

Do not use this ointment for more than 1 week without a doctor’s prescription.

Avoid contact of bacitracin zinc ointment with eyes, lips, mouth, nasal cavities.

Take bacitracin zinc ointment regularly to make it work for you.

Do not use bacitracin zinc ointment on large areas of skin.


Contraindications to the use of bacitracin zinc ointment

Note the expiration date of bacitracin zinc ointment and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give this ointment to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with bacitracin zinc ointment, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.


Consumption of bacitracin zinc ointment during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


Drug Interactions Bacitracin Zinc Ointment

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Special warnings and precautions while taking bacitracin zinc ointment

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is better for your doctor to know the following before using bacitracin zinc ointment:

Side effects of zinc bacitracin ointment

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Skin Infections: Consult your doctor if it persists.

Allergic skin symptoms

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of bacitracin zinc ointment.


Overuse of bacitracin zinc ointment (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.


Storage conditions of bacitracin zinc ointment

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.