Dynarex #1 Best-Selling Bacitracin Zinc Ointment (1 oz.) tube
Bacitracin Zinc is a medication that you can put on minor cuts and burns as well any other skin-based wounds. The idea is to fight off infection that can settle in. The ointment contains measured amounts of Bacitracin Zinc and petroleum jelly. It is a germ-killing formulation that you can use topically.
1 Tube (1 oz.)
Dynarex Bacitracin Zinc Ointment (1 oz.) Tube
Bacitracin Zinc is a medication that you can put on minor cuts and burns as well any other skin-based wounds.
The idea is to fight off infection that can settle in.
The ointment contains measured amounts of Bacitracin Zinc and petroleum jelly.
It is a germ-killing formulation that you can use topically.
1 Tube (1 oz.)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this medication prescribed?
Bacitracin zinc is used to help prevent minor skin injuries such as cuts, scrapes, and burns from becoming infected. Bacitracin is in a class of medications called antibiotics. Bacitracin zinc works by stopping the growth of bacteria.
How should this medicine be used?
Bacitracin zinc comes as an ointment to apply to the skin. It is usually used one to three times a day. Bacitracin ointment is available without a prescription. However, your doctor may give you special directions on the use of this medication for your medical problem. Follow the directions on the package or those given to you by your doctor carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use bacitracin exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor or written on the package.
This medication is for use only on the skin. Do not let bacitracin get into your eyes, nose, or mouth and do not swallow it.
You may use bacitracin to treat minor skin injuries. However, you should not use this medication to treat deep cuts, puncture wounds, animal bites, serious burns, or any injuries that affect large areas of your body. You should call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have these types of injuries. A different treatment may be needed. You should also stop using this medication and call your doctor if you use this medication to treat a minor skin injury and your symptoms do not go away within 1 week.
Do not apply this medication to a child’s diaper area, especially if the skin surface is broken or raw, unless told to do so by a doctor. If you are told to apply it to a child’s diaper area, do not use tightly fitting diapers or plastic pants.
To use the ointment, follow these steps:
1. Wash your hands well with soap and water. Wash the injured area with soap and water and pat dry thoroughly with a clean towel.
2. Apply a small amount of the ointment (an amount equal to the size of your finger tip) to the injured skin. A thin layer is all that is needed. Do not touch the tip of the tube to your skin, hands, or anything else.
3. Replace and tighten the cap right away.
4. You may cover the affected area with a sterile bandage.
5. Wash your hands again.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using bacitracin,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to bacitracin, zinc, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in bacitracin ointment.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using bacitracin, call your doctor.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Bacitracin may cause side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using bacitracin ointment and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
Bacitracin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).