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Brand Names: Ocu-Tracin

Generic Name: bacitracin ophthalmic (Pronunciation: BAS i TRAY sin off THAL mik)

What is bacitracin ophthalmic (Ocu-Tracin)?

Bacitracin is an antibiotic that kills bacteria.

Bacitracin ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes.

Bacitracin ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of bacitracin ophthalmic (Ocu-Tracin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include temporary blurred vision.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about bacitracin ophthalmic (Ocu-Tracin)?

Before using bacitracin ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have any type of viral or fungal infection in your eye. Bacitracin is for treating only bacterial infections.

Do not use any other eye medications unless your doctor has prescribed them.

Bacitracin ophthalmic can cause temporary blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Bacitracin will not treat a viral or fungal infection of the eye.

Do not allow the tip of the ointment tube to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

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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