Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is bacitracin safe during pregnancy?Bacitracin should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use bacitracin during breastfeeding?Bacitracin is not safe during breast feeding. It should only be used if no other alternative drug is available. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is bacitracin a sulfa drug?No, Bacitracin is not a sulfa drug.
Q. Is bacitracin bactericidal or bacteriostatic?Bacitracin is bactericidal.
Q. Is bacitracin same as neosporin?No, Neosporin is a combination of bacitracin, neomycin and polymixin B.
Q. Is bacitracin the same as bactrim?No they are different.
Q. Is bacitracin safe for infants?No, Bacitracin may not be safe for use in infants.
Q. Does bacitracin prevent scarring?No, Bacitracin may not prevent scarring.
Q. Does bacitracin burn?If applied in appropriate manner as prescribed it may not burn however in case of overdose/ hypersensitivity reaction, it may burn.
Q. Does bacitracin clog pores?The contents of the ointment (wax) may cause clogging of pores.
Q. Does bacitracin treat MRSA?No, treatment of MRSA may need systemic use of antibiotics; however, for additional topical infections in MRSA, bacitracin could be used.