Bacitracin ointment  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing/Conjunctivitis, keratitis 1 cm strip in conjunctival sac 1 to 3 times a day for 7 days.
Consider Maxitrol when inflamation control is needed.
Dosing/Anterior blepharitis Spread directly to (clean) lid margin 1 to 3 times a day.
Chem Specs 500 units of Bacitracin per gram.
Quantities 1gm, 3.5gm(1/8oz) tubes
Cost 113.35 / 3.5g
Class Polypeptide bacteriocidal antibiotic.
Action Impeds mucopeptide transfer to the growing cell wall.
Activity Active primarily against gram-positive bacteria (Streptococci and
Staphlococci) and very few gram negative species.
Usage Indicated for superficial infections of the conjunctiva and/or cornea.
Commonly prescribed for anterior blepharitis and as a pre-surgical
prophylactic regimen.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to Bacitracin. Allergenicity is "practically non-existent"
Pediatric use Traditional neonatal antibiotic.
Pregnancy Topical bacitracin has not been associated with teratogenicity.
Overuse of bacitracin alone and as a combination drug
is thought to have contributed to the rise of MRSA.
Trade names AK-Tracin,   Ocu-Tracin
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