Treating or preventing infection in minor skin wounds.
Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment is an antibiotic. It works by stopping or preventing bacterial infections by either killing susceptible bacteria or inhibiting their growth.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment. Because little, if any, of Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); burning; redness; swelling.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment may be harmful if swallowed.Proper storage of Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment:
Store Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is summary only. It does not contain all information about Bacitracin/Polymyxin Ointment. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.