Polypeptide with anti-microbial activity that is produced by strains of Bacillus licheniformis or Bacillus subtilis. Indicated for topical use (high nephrotoxicity with systemic use) Not absorbed through skin, mucosa or intestinal tract. When orally taken it is destroyed by the gut with no pass into the blood stream. Preferably, avoid it on the breast or clear it out before nursing. Avoid use of creams, gels and other topical medication containing paraffin (petroleum-derived mineral oil) in order to avoid the risk of absorption by the child. The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines 2002 rates it as compatible with breastfeeding.
CAS Number: 1405-87-4
Because it is poorly absorbed after topical application and oral ingestion, bacitracin is considered a low risk to the nursing infant. Only water-miscible cream or gel products should be applied to the breast because ointments may expose the infant to high levels of mineral paraffins via licking.
It is always a good idea to keep your healthcare provider or doctor informed about your drug usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding but if you have not informed your doctor about Cardinal Health First Aid Antibiotic | Bacitracin Zinc Ointment and have used it then do not panic as Cardinal Health First Aid Antibiotic | Bacitracin Zinc Ointment is mostly safe in breastfeeding and should not cause any harm to your baby.
Usage of Cardinal Health First Aid Antibiotic | Bacitracin Zinc Ointment is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.
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