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bacitracin topical (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using bacitracin (Baciguent)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bacitracin, mineral oil, or petroleum jelly.

Do not use bacitracin topical to treat animal bites, puncture wounds, deep skin wounds, or severe burns. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you are not sure.

Bacitracin is not expected to harm an unborn baby.

It is not known whether bacitracin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

How should I use bacitracin (Baciguent)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Clean the skin area before applying bacitracin topical.

You may apply bacitracin to the affected area 1 to 3 times per day. Apply only enough to cover the area you are treating.

Do not use this medication over large areas of skin.

You may cover the treated skin with a bandage.

Do not use bacitracin for longer than 7 days in a row. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you develop a skin rash.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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