Apitracin Ointment • APITER

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Apitracin Ointment

Apitracin Ointment

Bacitracin antibiotic ointment.

Bacitracin is an antibiotic that belongs to the group of drugs used in skin conditions, whose antibacterial action spectrum focuses mainly on gram-positive bacteria: staphylococci (Staphylococcus aureus, particularly methicillin-resistant); streptococci (mainly group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus); Clostridium difficile. It is not very effective against gram negative bacteria, although it shows some action against Neisseria and H. influenzae.

Uses

Treatment of superficial skin infections that are sensitive to bacitracin. Infections in minor skin injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and burns. In combination with other antibiotics, bacitracin is used to treat infected eczema.

Directions

Clean the skin gently with soap and water. Then apply enough ointment to cover the affected area. A sterile dressing may be used to cover the wound. Adults: apply a thin film 2 times a day. Do not use Apitracin for more than 7 consecutive days. If after 7 days of treatment the symptoms do not improve, you should consult a doctor.

Contraindications

In any person with known hypersensitivity to bacitracin or any of the components of the formulation. Patients with known hypersensitivity to neomycin may also be sensitive to bacitracin.

Adverse Reactions

Allergic hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reactions. If symptoms of allergic reaction appear such as: swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or difficulty in breathing, consult your doctor immediately. In the case of applications on very extensive skin lesions: more permeable skin.

Precautions

It is recommended only for minor skin lesions and should not be used on larger areas of the body. Applying bacitracin to an infection or wound caused by a viral or fungal infection may increase the risk of developing drug-resistant bacteria. It should not be applied to the eyeball or external auditory canal if there is a perforated eardrum.

Pregnancy And Lactation

Consult your doctor before using this medicine during pregnancy. Bacitracin is not recommended during lactation.

Presentation

14 g tube.

 

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