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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:BACiiM
Manufacturer:X-Gen Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Other Info:To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of bacitracin and other antibacterial drugs, bacitracin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria.



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Indications and Usage

In accord with the statements in the “Warning Box” the use of intramuscular bacitracin is limited to the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug.To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of bacitracin and other antibacterial drugs, bacitracin should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria.

When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy.

In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
Pneumonia -- Inflammation of any part, segment or lobe, of the lung parenchyma.

Empyema -- Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.

Unspecified Staphylococcus infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site --

Infection -- Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

Contraindications
This drug is contraindicated in those individuals with a history of previous hypersensitivity or toxic reaction to it.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.


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