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Baci-IM (injection)

Generic name: Bacitracin (injection) [BAS-i-TRAY-sin]
Brand name: Baci-IM injection
Drug class: antibiotics

What is Baci IM?

The antibiotic Baci-IM treats staph infections due to a bacteria named Staphylococcus.Baci-IM can be used to treat pneumonitis in infants. It can also be used to treat an illness that causes pus to accumulate between the membrane covering the lungs and the lungs themselves.This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Baci-IM.

Side effects of Baci-IM

If your baby shows any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat.

Your baby will be monitored for these side effects while receiving Baci-IM:

  • Diarrhoea is a condition that is bloody or watery.
  • Urinating more frequently or more than usual
  • Little or no urinating;
  • Blood in the urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Painful urination.

Side effects that are common include:

  • Nausea, vomiting;
  • Mild skin rash;
  • Pain, burning, or swelling at the injection site

The list is not complete, and other side effects may occur. Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects that are unusual or annoying. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report any side effects.

Similar/related drugs

Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin, Azthromycin, Metronidazole, and Clindamycin


Baci IM can damage your baby's kidneys. The effect is amplified if the baby uses other medicines, such as injected antibiotes. This medicine will require that your baby's kidney function be checked before and after treatment.

Before you take this drug

If your baby is allergic to Baci IM, you should not give it to him or her.

Tell your doctor if:

  • Kidney disease
  • Allergies

How to take Baci-IM?

Baci-IM injections are given into a muscle. Your baby will receive this injection from a healthcare provider.Baci-IM is used to treat infants with serious lung infections. Your baby will likely remain in the hospital for the duration of treatment.Your baby's kidney function must be checked daily while receiving Baci-IM.Be sure to give your baby the medicine for as long as prescribed. The symptoms may improve before the infection has completely cleared. It is also possible to increase the chance of a further infection resistant to antibiotics by skipping doses. Baci-IM does not treat viral infections such as the flu and common cold.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Your child is unlikely to miss a dosage because he will be receiving Baci-IM in a clinical environment.

What happens if I overdose?

Baci-IM will only be administered by a healthcare provider in a medical environment. An overdose is therefore unlikely.

What should be avoided?

Antibiotics can cause diarrhea. This could be an indication of a new illness. Call your doctor if your baby's diarrhea is bloody or watery. You should not give anti-diarrhea medication to your baby unless you have been told by your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

The kidneys of your baby can be damaged by Baci-IM. The effect of certain medicines on the baby's kidneys is heightened. Tell your doctor all the medicines that your baby takes, including:

  • Antivirals;
  • Chemotherapy;
  • Injection of antibiotics
  • Medicine for bowel disorders;
  • Some pain relievers or arthritis medications (including tylenol, advil, aleve, aspirin, or tylenol) or medicine that prevents organ transplant rejection

This list is incomplete. Bacitracin may interact with other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This medication guide does not list all possible interactions.