Drug Class: Antibacterials
Dosage Form: Injection
Strength: 50,000 IU
Indications/Special comments: In accordance with the statements in the “Warning Box” the use of intramuscular bacitracin is limited to the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug. NOTE: To be administered intramuscularly only.
Dosage Administration: Infants under 2500 grams: 900 units/kg/24 hours in 2 or 3 divided doses. Infants over 2500 grams: 1,000 units/kg/24 hours, in 2 or 3 divided doses. Intramuscular injections of the solution should be given in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, alternating right and left and avoiding multiple injections in the same region because of the transient pain following injection.