Accession NumberDB00626  (APRD00816)
TypeSmall Molecule
GroupsApproved, Vet Approved

Bacitracin is a mixture of related cyclic polypeptides produced by organisms of the licheniformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy. Its unique name derives from the fact that the bacillus producing it was first isolated in 1943 from a knee scrape from a girl named Margaret Tracy. As a toxic and difficult-to-use antibiotic, bacitracin doesn't work well orally. However, it is very effective topically.

Bacitracin is synthesised via the so-called nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs), which means that ribosomes are not involved in its synthesis.

Bacitracin a2a
Bacitracin F, 1-(N-((2-(1-amino-2-methylbutyl)-4,5-dihydro-4-thiazolyl)carbonyl)-L-leucine)-
External IDs NSC-45737
Product Ingredients
IngredientUNIICASInChI KeyDetails
Bacitracin methylene disalicylateJGV6OJ52FT 55852-84-1Not applicableDetails
Bacitracin zinc89Y4M234ES 1405-89-6Not applicableDetails
Approved Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Baciject 50,000 Units/vialPowder, for solution50000 unitIntramuscular; TopicalSterimax Inc2003-08-28Not applicableCanada
Bacitracin for InjectionPowder, for solution50000 unitIntramuscular; TopicalFresenius KabiNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Bacitracin USPPowder, for solution50000 unitIntramuscular; TopicalPfizer1951-12-31Not applicableCanada
Approved Generic Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
BaciimInjection, powder, lyophilized, for solution50000 [USP'U]/1IntramuscularX Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.1997-05-09Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gOphthalmicPaddock Laboratories, Inc.2014-03-10Not applicableUs
BacitracinInjection, powder, for solution5000 [USP'U]/mLIntramuscularPharmacia & Upjohn Inc1948-07-29Not applicableUs
BacitracinInjection, powder, lyophilized, for solution50000 [USP'U]/1IntramuscularX Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.2015-10-08Not applicableUs
BacitracinInjection, powder, for solution50000 [iU]/1IntramuscularFresenius Kabi2003-01-28Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gOphthalmicRemedy Repack2013-06-102017-01-12Us
BacitracinInjection, powder, for solution50000 [iU]/10mLIntramuscularSagent Pharmaceuticals2010-08-10Not applicableUs
BacitracinInjection, powder, for solution5000 [USP'U]/mLIntramuscularPharmacia & Upjohn Inc1948-07-29Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gOphthalmicRebel Distributors2010-01-11Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gOphthalmicPhysicians Total Care, Inc.1994-04-29Not applicableUs
BacitracinInjection50000 [iU]/1IntramuscularXellia Pharmaceuticals, Ap S2013-01-31Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gOphthalmicFera Pharmaceuticals2010-01-112016-11-11Us
Approved Over the Counter Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
Advanced First Aid BacitracinOintment500 1/gTopicalAdvanced First Aid, Inc.2016-10-18Not applicableUs
Aftate Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalSabel Med Llc2016-05-01Not applicableUs
AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalMeijer Distribution2015-04-15Not applicableUs
Antibiotic Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2006-05-112017-06-20Us
Antibiotic Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalMc Kesson2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Baciguent First Aid OintmentOintment500 unitTopicalJohnson & Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Of Canada1997-12-192008-08-07Canada
Baciguent First Aid Ointment 500units/gmOintment500 unitTopicalUpjohn1995-12-312001-07-26Canada
Baciguent Ointment 500 UnitsOintment500 unitTopicalUpjohn1951-12-311996-09-10Canada
Baciguent Oph Ont 500unit/gmOintment500 unitOphthalmicUpjohn1975-12-311997-08-28Canada
BacitinOintment500 unitTopicalPendopharm Division Of De Pharmascience Inc1984-12-31Not applicableCanada
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRemedy Repack2016-04-122017-02-22Us
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalWater Jel Technologies2010-11-07Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCvs Health2006-04-25Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDenison Inc1979-08-22Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalPhysicians Total Care, Inc.1979-08-22Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2011-06-202017-06-20Us
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalSafeway2015-04-07Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalWalgreen2016-10-24Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCvs Health2005-06-08Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalH.E.B.1991-06-15Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalGw Pharmaceuticals Ltd.1995-01-10Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalMoore Medical2012-07-12Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalProficient Rx LP2009-12-01Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalKroger2017-04-19Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalDynarex Corporation2009-12-01Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRebel Distributors2011-06-20Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalKinray2013-08-02Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalNu Care Pharmaceuticals,inc.1995-01-10Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalPerrigo New York Inc.2011-06-20Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalSion Biotext Medical Ltd.2012-07-09Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalLake Erie Medical &Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products Llc2012-03-19Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCardinal Health2011-06-20Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions1995-01-102017-06-20Us
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDirectrx2017-03-27Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalPreferreed Pharmaceuticals Inc.2012-04-30Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2011-06-202017-06-20Us
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalBlossom Pharmaceuticals2014-03-06Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalPhoenix Global Supply Group, Inc.2011-04-01Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTrifecta Pharmaceuticals Usa, Llc.2017-03-15Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalGalentic Pharma (India) Private Limited2013-08-02Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRemedy Repack2016-10-12Not applicableUs
BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2011-06-202017-06-20Us
Bacitracin AntibioticOintment500 unitTopicalWater Jel TechnologiesNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Bacitracin OintmentOintment500 unitTopicalSafetec Of America IncNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Bacitracin Ointment 500 Units/gOintment500 unitTopicalWell Spring Pharmaceutical Corporation1997-04-012005-07-20Canada
Bacitracin Ont 500unit/gmOintment500 unitTopicalGlaxo Canada Inc1960-12-311998-07-30Canada
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalE. Fougera & CO., A division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.2010-01-08Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDiscount Drug Mart2015-11-09Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalActavis Pharma Company2002-03-01Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTaro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDolgencorp2010-03-02Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalWalgreen2014-05-31Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalKareway Product, Inc.2012-07-24Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalDynarex Corporation2009-12-01Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalBlossom Pharmaceuticals2014-05-14Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDynarex Corporation2009-12-01Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCardinal Health2011-06-02Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalH.J. Harkins Company2010-01-08Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalGalentic Pharma (India) Private Limited2013-08-06Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTrifecta Pharmaceuticals Usa, Llc.2016-04-07Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalE. Fougera & CO., A division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.2010-01-08Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalGeritrex Llc2014-07-23Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2010-01-082017-06-20Us
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRebel Distributors2010-01-08Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2002-03-012017-06-20Us
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalKroger2012-02-23Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalQualitest2001-09-012018-05-31Us
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalAidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC2002-03-01Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRemedy Repack2015-03-042017-03-15Us
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalFamily Dollar Services2012-02-23Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalDynarex Corporation2009-12-01Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalA S Medication Solutions2010-01-082017-06-20Us
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalGeritrex Llc2014-05-15Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalPro Mex Llc2013-12-02Not applicableUs
Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalSion Biotext Medical Ltd.2012-07-06Not applicableUs
Bacitracin Zinc Ointment USPOintment500 unitTopicalDynarex Corporation2011-11-03Not applicableCanada
Bacitracine 500 Iu OintmentOintment500 unitTopicalJamp Pharma Corporation2010-03-042010-05-14Canada
Band-aid Brand Adhesive Bandages Plus AntibioticOintment500 unitTopicalJohnson & JohnsonNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Best Choice Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalValue Merchandisers2012-07-24Not applicableUs
Budpak BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalBudpak Inc.2015-03-30Not applicableUs
Cardinal Health First Aid AntibioticOintment500 U/gTopicalCardinal Health2015-08-27Not applicableUs
Careall BacitracinCream500 [USP'U]/gTopicalNew World Imports2012-06-01Not applicableUs
Careone BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalAmerican Sales Company2012-03-01Not applicableUs
Equaline Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalSupervalu2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Face Values BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalHarmon Stores2012-04-01Not applicableUs
Family Care BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalUnited Exchange Corporation2012-03-01Not applicableUs
Family Care Bacitracin Anti-infectionOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalUnited Exchange Corporation2014-12-03Not applicableUs
Family WellnessOintment.51 g/100gTopicalFront Pharmaceutical Plc2017-06-13Not applicableUs
First Aid AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalMedline Industries2010-03-01Not applicableUs
First Aid Antibiotic Bacitracin With ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalFirst Aid Research Corporation2017-02-14Not applicableUs
First Aid Antibiotic Bacitraycin PlusCream500 [USP'U]/gTopicalFirst Aid Research Corporation2013-06-30Not applicableUs
First Aid Antibiotic OintmentOintment500 unitTopicalZee Medical Inc2011-02-01Not applicableCanada
First Aid Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalRite Aid2006-06-16Not applicableUs
First Aid Original Bacitraycin PlusOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalFirst Aid Research Corporation2014-03-05Not applicableUs
First Aid Research Bacitracin With ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTAI GUK PHARM. CO., LTD.2010-04-07Not applicableUs
First Aid Research Bacitracin With ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTAI GUK PHARM. CO., LTD.2017-02-072017-02-16Us
Gerigentle-bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalGeri Gentle Corporation2015-01-15Not applicableUs
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalAmerisource Bergen2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Health Mart Pharmacy Bacitracin Zinc First Aid AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalHealth Mart1990-12-05Not applicableUs
Jamp-bacitracineOintment500 unitTopicalJamp Pharma Corporation2010-05-27Not applicableCanada
Kaiser Permanente Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalKaiser Foundations Hospitals2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Leader BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCardinal Health2012-02-15Not applicableUs
LincolnOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalLincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd.2013-05-30Not applicableUs
Live Better Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalThe Great Atlantic + Pacific Tea Company2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Lucky Supersoft First AidOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDelta Brands, Inc2015-01-31Not applicableUs
Mckesson Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalMckesson Medical Surgical2016-07-14Not applicableUs
Medichoice BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalOwens & Minor2015-03-26Not applicableUs
Medpride First AidOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalShield Line LLC2013-05-30Not applicableUs
Meijer Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalMeijer Distribution2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Original BacitraycinCream500 unitTopicalFirst Aid Research CorporationNot applicableNot applicableCanada
Premier Value Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalPharmacy Vlaue Alliance Llc2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Procurefirst Aid Antibio First Aid AntibioticOintment500 U/gTopicalTwinMed, LLC2013-02-05Not applicableUs
Publix Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalPublix Supermarkets, Inc.2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Quality Choice BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalChain Drug Marketing Association2012-02-13Not applicableUs
Rexall AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalDolgencorp2015-09-22Not applicableUs
Safeway Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalSafeway2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Schein BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalHenry Schein2011-12-04Not applicableUs
Sheffield Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalFaria Llc Dba Sheffield Pharmaceutcials2012-09-25Not applicableUs
Shopko Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalShopko Stores Operating2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Shoprite BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalWakfern Food Corporation2015-09-16Not applicableUs
Signature Care First Aid AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalSafeway2015-09-14Not applicableUs
Single Antibiotic With BacitracinOintment400 [USP'U]/gTopicalSafetec Of America Inc2008-11-13Not applicableUs
Smart Sense AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalKmart Corporation2010-12-14Not applicableUs
Smart Sense BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalKmart Corporation2016-05-20Not applicableUs
Taro-bacitracin Ointment 500units/gmOintment500 unitTopicalTaro Pharmaceuticals, Inc.1995-12-31Not applicableCanada
Topcare Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalTopco Associates2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Touchless Care First Aid AntibioticSpray500 [USP'U]/gTopicalCrawford Healthcare, Inc.2014-12-29Not applicableUs
Ultra Seal BacitracinOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalUltra Seal Corporation2011-12-04Not applicableUs
Up and Up Bacitracin First AidOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTarget Corporation.2009-11-29Not applicableUs
Up and Up First Aid AntibioticOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalTarget Corporation.2015-04-06Not applicableUs
Walgreens Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalWalgreen2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Western Family Bacitracin ZincOintment500 [iU]/gTopicalWestern Family Foods2006-05-11Not applicableUs
Winco BacitracinOintment500 [USP'U]/gTopicalWin Co Foods, Llc,2015-02-09Not applicableUs
Zapotol BacitracinCream500 [USP'U]/gTopicalZapatol Corp.2014-08-06Not applicableUs
Unapproved/Other Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing End
BacitracinOintment500 1/1TopicalCardinal Health2011-06-02Not applicableUs
International Brands
Brand mixtures
10 Person AnsiGenuine First Aid
25 Person AnsiGenuine First Aid
50 Person AnsiGenuine First Aid
7 Select First Aid Triple Antibiotic7 Eleven
Acme First Aid Contains 404 PiecesAcme United Corporation
Acme Small Cuts and BurnsAcme United Corporation
AerosootheAero Healthcare
Aftate Triple AntibioticSabel Med Llc
American Red Cross First Aid KitTomy International
AntibioticCvs Health
Antibiotic and Pain ReliefRite Aid
Antibiotic and Pain Relief Maximum StrengthCvs Health
Antibiotic ApplicationCmc Group
Antibiotic Maximum StrengthWalgreen
Antibiotic OintmentPharmascience Inc
Antibiotic Ointment USPTaro Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Antibiotic Original StrengthCvs Health
Antibiotic, Pain and ScarCvs Health
Antibiotique OnguentProdemdis Enr.
Arc First Aid Contains 1000 PiecesAmerican Red Cross
Arc First Aid Contains 404 PiecesAmerican Red Cross
Atopalm First Aid Triple AntibioticNeopharm Co., Ltd
Atopalm First Aid Triple Antibiotic Protection Moisturizing and Pain ReliefNeopharm Co., Ltd
Baciguent Plus Pain Reliever OntUpjohn
Bacimyxin OnguentPharmascience Inc
Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B SulfateStat Rx USA
Bacitracin Zinc, Neomycin Sulfate and Polymyxin B SulfateGalentic Pharma (India) Private Limited
Band-aid Brand Adhesive Bandages Plus AntibioticJohnson & Johnson
Band-aid-S-1Johnson & Johnson
Berkley and Jensen Triple AntibioticBJWC
Bioderm OintmentOdan Laboratories Ltd
Biotic-plusProvision Medical
Budpak Triple Antibiotic Maximum StrengthBudpak Inc.
Cardinal Health First Aid AntibioticCardinal Health
Careall Triple AntibioticNew World Imports
Careone Original Strength Triple AntibioticFoodhold U.S.A.
Careone Triple AntibioticAmerican Sales Company
Cicatrin PowderGlaxosmithkline Inc
Complete Antibiotic OintmentTaro Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
CortisporinGlaxosmithkline Inc
CuadridermaPro Mex Llc
Cvp Triple AntibioticSalado Sales, Inc.
Cvs Bacitracin With Pain ReliefCvs Health
Cvs Cuts and Scrapes Refill PackCvs Health
Cvs Health Medication and Topical Refill PouchCvs Health
Cvs Triple AntibioticCvs Health
Daymark Fak-35 First AidCmc Group
Dg Health AntibioticDolgencorp
Dg Health Poly AntibioticDolgencorp
Dg Health Triple AntibioticDolgencorp
Diosporin OintmentDioptic Pharmaceuticals Inc
Double AntibioticE. Fougera & CO., A division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
DoubleantibioticointmentTrifecta Pharmaceuticals Usa, Llc.
Dr Bells PomadeGenomma Lab
Dr Teals Triple AntibioticAdvanced Beauty Systems, Inc.
Ecolab Triple AntibioticEcolabs Food Safety Specialties, Inc.
Emercreme No4 Ont EfaPharmavite Laboratories (1987) Inc.
Equaline First Aid AntibioticSupervalu
Equaline Triple AntibioticSupervalu
Equaline Triple Antibiotic PlusSupervalu
Equate First Aid Antibiotic Pain RelievingWalmart Stores
Exchange Select First Aid Triple Anitbiotic Pain RelievingArmy + Air Force Exchange Service
Exchange Select Triple AntibioticArmy + Air Force Exchange Service
Extra Strength Bacitraycin PlusFirst Aid Research Corporation
Face Values Triple AntibioticHarmon Stores
Family Care Triple AntibioticUnited Exchange Corporation
Family Care Triple Antibiotic Plus Pain ReliefUnited Exchange Corporation
Family WellnessZhejiang Jingwei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Family Wellness Antiseptic and Pain ReliefFront Pharmaceutical Plc
First Aid AntibioticJohnson & Johnson
First Aid Antibiotic OintmentJohnson & Johnson
First Aid Antibiotic Plus Pain Relief Maximum StrengthRite Aid
First Aid Double AntibioticRite Aid
First Aid Macimum Sterngth Bacitraycin PlusFirst Aid Research Corporation
First Aid Pocket Pack - 40 PiecesReady America, Inc.
First Aid Research Bacitraycin Plus Maximum VerticalFirst Aid Research Corporation
First Aid Triple AntibioticRite Aid
First Aid Triple Antibiotic and Pain Relief Maximum StrengthLif Elabs, A Division Of Atico International, Usa, Inc.
First Aid Triple Antibiotic Pain and ScarRite Aid
First Aid Triple Antibiotic With Pain RelieverCintas First Aid & Safety
First Aid Value Pack - 77 PiecesReady America, Inc.
FonowZhejiang Reachall Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Formucare Triple Antibiotic Original StrengthAccess Business Group
Fulton Street Market Triple Antibiotic Original StrengthAccess Business Group
Genuine First Aid - Auto First AidGenuine First Aid
Genuine First Aid - Home First AidGenuine First Aid
Genuine First Aid Emergency Preparedness Contains 167 Pieces HardcaseGenuine First Aid
Genuine First Aid Industrial First AidGenuine First Aid
Genuine Triple AntibioticGenuine First Aid
GercillinLes Produits Gerbex Inc.
Gfa First AidGenuine First Aid
Gfa First Aid 16 Unit Metal CaseGenuine First Aid
Gfa First Aid 24 Unit Metal CaseGenuine First Aid
Gfa First Aid 36 Unit Metal CaseGenuine First Aid
Gfa First Aid Kit Essentials - 33 PiecesGenuine First Aid
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Emergency Preparedness and First Aid Contains 167 PiecesAmerisource Bergen
Good Neighbor Pharmacy First AidAmerisource Bergen
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Triple AntibioticAmerisource Bergen
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Triple Antibiotic Plus Pain ReliefAmerisource Bergen
Good Sense First Aid AntibioticL. Perrigo Company
Good Sense Triple AntibioticL. Perrigo Company
Good Sense Triple Antibiotic and Pain ReliefL. Perrigo Company
Harris Teeter Poly AntibioticHarris Teeter
Harris Teeter Triple AntibioiticHarris Teeter
Harris Teeter Triple Antibiotic Plus Pain ReliefHarris Teeter
Healthy Accents Triple AntibioticDza Brands,
JampolycinJamp Pharma Corporation
Kaiser Permanente Double AntibioticKaiser Foundations Hospitals
Lanabiotic OntCombe Incorporated
Large Ansi First Aid KitCmc Group
Leader First Aid AntibioticCardinal Health
Leader Triple AntibioticCardinal Health
Leader Triple Antibiotic PlusCardinal Health
LincolnLincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Live Better Triple AntibioticThe Great Atlantic + Pacific Tea Company
Live Better Triple Antibiotic Plus Pain ReliefThe Great Atlantic + Pacific Tea Company
Lucky Supersoft First AidDelta Brands, Inc
Makesense First AidCherry Hill Sales Co
Market Basket First Aid Triple AntibioticDavion, Inc.
Medi-firstMedique Products
Medichoice Triple AntibioticOwens & Minor
Medpride First AidShield Line LLC
Meijer Triple AntibioticMeijer Distribution
Meijer Triple Antibiotic PlusMeijer
Meijer Triple Antibiotic Plus Pain ReliefMeijer Distribution
Mountain Series Weekender MedicalTender Corporation Dba Adventure Medical Kits
Neo Bace Ophthalmic OintmentPharmavite Laboratories (1987) Inc.
Neo PolycinPaddock Laboratories, Inc.
Neo Polycin HCPaddock Laboratories, Inc.
Neo-poly-bacButler Animal Health Supply
Neo-poly-bac HydroButler Animal Health Supply
Neo-polycinRebel Distributors
Neo-polycin HCFera Pharmaceuticals
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin ZincRxv
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Bacitracin Zinc With Hydrocortisone AcetateRebel Distributors
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, and Bacitracin ZincHenry Schein
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin ZincCitron Pharma LLC
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc and HydrocortisoneMwi/Vet One
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates, Bacitracin Zinc, and HydrocortisoneHenry Schein
Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B Sulfate and Bacitracin ZincStat Rx USA
Neosporin OintmentGlaxosmithkline Inc
Neosporin Ophthalmic OintmentGlaxosmithkline Inc
Neosporin OriginalJohnson & Johnson
Neosporin Pain Itch ScarJohnson & Johnson
Neosporin Plus Pain ReliefJohnson & Johnson
Neosporin Plus Pain Relief Neo To GoJohnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division Of Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
Neosporin Plus Pain Relief Neo To Go First Aid Antibiotic Pain RelievingJohnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division Of Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
Neotopic OintmentTechnilab Pharma Inc.
North Triple AntibioticNorth Safety Products
Onguent AntibiotiqueTherapharma Inc.
Optimyxin Ophthalmic OintmentSandoz Canada Incorporated
Our Family Triple AntibioticNash Finch
Ozonol Antibiotic Plus - OintmentBayer Inc Consumer Care
Ozonol Antibiotic Plus OntSterling Winthrop Inc.
Ozonol Antibiotics PlusBayer Inc Consumer Care
Paraid Triple AntibioticMcure Health Solutions Inc.
Pentrexcilina Triple AntibioticOpmx Llc
Polvos De Sulpha First Aid AntibioticMenper Distributors
Poly AntibioticDolgencorp
Poly BacitracinPhoenix Global Supply Group, Inc.
Polycidin Ophthalmic OintmentNovartis Ophthalmics Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Inc
PolycinPaddock Laboratories, Inc.
Polyderm Antibiotic OintmentPharmetics (2011) Inc.
Polyderm Ointment USPTaro Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
PolysporinJohnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division Of Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
Polysporin Antibiotic OintmentWarner Lambert Canada Inc.
Polysporin Cold Sore OintmentJohnson & Johnson
Polysporin CompleteJohnson & Johnson
Polysporin First Aid AntibioticJohnson & Johnson
Polysporin for StitchesJohnson & Johnson
Polysporin Sterile Ophthalmic OintmentJohnson & Johnson
Polysporin Topical First Aid Antibiotic OintmentGlaxo Wellcome
Polysporin Triple Antibiotic OintmentGlaxo Wellcome
PolytopicSandoz Canada Incorporated
Polytopic OntTechnilab Pharma Inc.
Pomada De LA Campana Triple Antibiotic Pain ReliefGenomma Lab
Premier Value Triple AntibioticChain Drug Consortium
Premier Value Triple Antibiotic PlusTAI GUK PHARM. CO., LTD.
ProcomycinPhysicians Science & Nature Inc.
Procuretriple Antibiotic Triple AntibioticTwinMed, LLC
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CAS number1405-87-4
WeightAverage: 1422.693
Monoisotopic: 1421.748941023
Chemical FormulaC66H103N17O16S
(4R)-4-[(2S)-2-{[(4R)-2-[(1S,2S)-1-amino-2-methylbutyl]-4,5-dihydro-1,3-thiazol-4-yl]formamido}-4-methylpentanamido]-4-{[(1S,2S)-1-{[(3S,6R,9S,12R,15S,18R,21S)-18-(3-aminopropyl)-12-benzyl-15-[(2S)-butan-2-yl]-3-(carbamoylmethyl)-6-(carboxymethyl)-9-(1H-imidazol-4-ylmethyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20-heptaoxo-1,4,7,10,13,16,19-heptaazacyclopentacosan-21-yl]carbamoyl}-2-methylbutyl]carbamoyl}butanoic acid
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For the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug. Also used in ointment form for topical treatment of a variety of localized skin and eye infections, as well as for the prevention of wound infections. Used against gram positive bacteria. Bacitracin is also used as an inhibitor of proteases and other enzymes. However, specific activity of bactracin's inhibition of protein disulfide isomerase has been called into question.

Structured Indications

Bacitracin is a mixture of related cyclic polypeptides produced by organisms of the licheniformis group of Bacillus subtilis var Tracy. As a polypeptide, toxic, and difficult to use chemical, bacitracin doesn't work well orally, however is very effective topically. Bacitracin exerts pronounced antibacterial action in vitro against a variety of gram-positive and a few gram-negative organisms. However, among systemic diseases, only staphylococcal infections qualify for consideration of bacitracin therapy.

Mechanism of action

Bacitracin intereferes with the dephosphorylation of the 55-carbon, biphosphate lipid transport molecule C55-isoprenyl pyrophosphate (undecaprenyl pyrophosphate), which carries the building blocks of the peptidoglycan bacterial cell wall outside the inner membrane for construction. Bacitracin binds divalent transition metal ions (Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II)) which binds and oxidatively cleave DNA.

TargetKindPharmacological actionActionsOrganismUniProt ID
C55-isoprenyl pyrophosphateSmall moleculeyes
Gram positive and gram negative bacterianot applicabledetails
Insulin-degrading enzymeProteinyes
HumanP14735 details
HumanP01023 details
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Absorption of bacitracin following intramuscular injection is rapid and complete. Absorption from the gastrointestinal tract following oral administration is not appreciable. Absorption following topical application is negligible.

Volume of distributionNot Available
Protein bindingNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
Route of elimination

The drug is excreted slowly by glomerular filtration.

Half lifeNot Available
ClearanceNot Available

Oral, mouse: LD50 = >3750 mg/kg.

Affected organisms
  • Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
PathwaysNot Available
Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs Not Available
Drug Interactions
DrugInteractionDrug group
BCG vaccineThe therapeutic efficacy of Bcg can be decreased when used in combination with Bacitracin.Investigational
ColistimethateColistimethate may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Bacitracin.Approved, Vet Approved
KanamycinKanamycin may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Bacitracin.Approved, Vet Approved
NeomycinNeomycin may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Bacitracin.Approved, Vet Approved
Picosulfuric acidThe therapeutic efficacy of Picosulfuric acid can be decreased when used in combination with Bacitracin.Approved
Polymyxin B SulfatePolymyxin B Sulfate may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Bacitracin.Approved, Vet Approved
StreptomycinStreptomycin may increase the nephrotoxic activities of Bacitracin.Approved, Vet Approved
Food InteractionsNot Available
Synthesis Reference

Brigt Oystese, "Zinc bacitracin composition for use as a feed supplement and method for making the same." U.S. Patent US4096246, issued December, 1963.

General References
  1. Tay WM, Epperson JD, da Silva GF, Ming LJ: 1H NMR, mechanism, and mononuclear oxidative activity of the antibiotic metallopeptide bacitracin: the role of D-Glu-4, interaction with pyrophosphate moiety, DNA binding and cleavage, and bioactivity. J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Apr 28;132(16):5652-61. doi: 10.1021/ja910504t. [PubMed:20359222 ]
  2. Karala AR, Ruddock LW: Bacitracin is not a specific inhibitor of protein disulfide isomerase. FEBS J. 2010 Jun;277(11):2454-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2010.07660.x. Epub 2010 Apr 30. [PubMed:20477872 ]
External Links
ATC CodesD06AX05 — BacitracinJ01XX10 — BacitracinR02AB04 — Bacitracin
AHFS Codes
  • 08:12.28.08
  • 84:04.04
PDB EntriesNot Available
FDA labelNot Available
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Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
1CompletedTreatmentPlasma Cell Myeloma1
2CompletedDiagnosticDermatitis, Allergic Contact1
2CompletedPreventionSinus Disease1
2CompletedTreatmentNon-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC)1
2, 3WithdrawnTreatmentMinor burns1
3CompletedTreatmentCommunity Acquired Infections / Infections, Gram-Positive Bacterial / Pneumonia, Pneumococcal1
3RecruitingPreventionAtrioventricular block complete / Chronic Systolic Heart Failure / Sick Sinus Syndrome / Syncope1
4Active Not RecruitingPreventionArrythmias1
4CompletedTreatmentFunctional Dyspepsia / Helicobacter Pylori / Peptic Ulcers1
4CompletedTreatmentHelicobacter Pylori Treatment Failure1
4CompletedTreatmentIndigestion / Peptic Ulcers1
4CompletedTreatmentVertebral Osteomyelitis1
4RecruitingPreventionPostoperative Infections1
4RecruitingTreatmentAntibiotic Resistance / Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) / Recurrences / Staphylococcal Skin Infections1
4RecruitingTreatmentPartial Thickness Burn1
4TerminatedTreatmentDiabetes, Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 / Foot Ulcer, Diabetic / Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus1
4Unknown StatusDiagnosticDermatitis, Allergic Contact1
4Unknown StatusTreatmentNative Arteriovenous Fistula1
4WithdrawnPreventionComplications; Breast Prosthesis, Infection or Inflammation1
4WithdrawnTreatmentPartial Thickness Burn1
Not AvailableCompletedNot AvailableDiverticulitis1
Not AvailableCompletedNot AvailablePenicillin Allergy1
Not AvailableCompletedPreventionInfection NOS1
Not AvailableCompletedTreatmentDiverticulitis, Colonic1
Not AvailableRecruitingTreatmentCancer, Breast1
Not AvailableRecruitingTreatmentLiver Cirrhosis / Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth1
Not AvailableWithdrawnNot AvailableCystic Fibrosis (CF)1
Not AvailableWithdrawnPreventionBlood Stream Infections / Skin Diseases, Infectious1
Not AvailableWithdrawnTreatmentChronic Rhinosinusitis / Sinusitis1
Not AvailableWithdrawnTreatmentMinor burns1
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Dosage forms
OintmentTopical500 1/g
OintmentOphthalmic500 unit
Injection, powder, lyophilized, for solutionIntramuscular50000 [USP'U]/1
InjectionIntramuscular50000 [iU]/1
Injection, powder, for solutionIntramuscular5000 [USP'U]/mL
Injection, powder, for solutionIntramuscular50000 [iU]/10mL
Injection, powder, for solutionIntramuscular50000 [iU]/1
OintmentOphthalmic500 [iU]/g
OintmentOphthalmic500 [USP'U]/g
OintmentTopical500 1/1
Powder, for solutionIntramuscular; Topical50000 unit
OintmentTopical500 [USP'U]/g
Ointment; swabTopical
CreamTopical500 [USP'U]/g
OintmentTopical.51 g/100g
OintmentTopical500 [iU]/g
CreamTopical500 unit
OintmentOphthalmic; Topical
OintmentTopical500 U/g
OintmentTopical400 [USP'U]/g
OintmentTopical500 unit
SprayTopical500 [USP'U]/g
Unit descriptionCostUnit
Bacitracin 5mm unit powder126.0USD each
Baciim strl 50000 unit vial19.8USD vial
Bacitracin 50000 unit vial13.31USD vial
Bacitracin 500 unit/gm ointmnt9.69USD g
CVS Pharmacy bacitracin 500 unit/gm oin0.15USD g
Sm first aid bacitracin ointmn0.1USD g
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PatentsNot Available
Experimental Properties
melting point (°C)221-225 °CNot Available
water solubilityFreely solubleNot Available
logP-0.8Not Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0245 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.19ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.63ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count20ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count17ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area530.87 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count31ChemAxon
Refractivity363.14 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability147.15 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveNoChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Predicted ADMET features
Human Intestinal Absorption-0.7857
Blood Brain Barrier-0.9943
Caco-2 permeable-0.7639
P-glycoprotein substrateSubstrate0.7416
P-glycoprotein inhibitor INon-inhibitor0.898
P-glycoprotein inhibitor IINon-inhibitor0.9697
Renal organic cation transporterNon-inhibitor0.9073
CYP450 2C9 substrateNon-substrate0.7482
CYP450 2D6 substrateNon-substrate0.7884
CYP450 3A4 substrateNon-substrate0.5435
CYP450 1A2 substrateNon-inhibitor0.9046
CYP450 2C9 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9071
CYP450 2D6 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9231
CYP450 2C19 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9025
CYP450 3A4 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9011
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuityLow CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity0.9122
Ames testNon AMES toxic0.7225
BiodegradationNot ready biodegradable0.9799
Rat acute toxicity2.8201 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I)Weak inhibitor0.9936
hERG inhibition (predictor II)Non-inhibitor0.6586
ADMET data is predicted using admetSAR, a free tool for evaluating chemical ADMET properties. (23092397 )
Mass Spec (NIST)Not Available
SpectraNot Available
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as polypeptides. These are peptides containing ten or more amino acid residues.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic Polymers
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentPolypeptides
Alternative ParentsCyclic peptides / Glutamic acid and derivatives / Leucine and derivatives / Isoleucine and derivatives / N-acyl-alpha amino acids and derivatives / Macrolactams / Alpha amino acid amides / Thiazolecarboxamides / Imidazolyl carboxylic acids and derivatives / Benzene and substituted derivatives
SubstituentsPolypeptide / Cyclic alpha peptide / Glutamic acid or derivatives / Leucine or derivatives / Isoleucine or derivatives / Macrolactam / N-acyl-alpha amino acid or derivatives / Alpha-amino acid amide / N-substituted-alpha-amino acid / Alpha-amino acid or derivatives
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptorshomodetic cyclic peptide, polypeptide (CHEBI:35862 ) / Non-ribosomal peptides (C15482 )


Small molecule
Gram positive and gram negative bacteria
Pharmacological action
  1. Stone KJ, Strominger JL: Mechanism of action of bacitracin: complexation with metal ion and C 55 -isoprenyl pyrophosphate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1971 Dec;68(12):3223-7. [PubMed:4332017 ]
Pharmacological action
General Function:
Zinc ion binding
Specific Function:
Plays a role in the cellular breakdown of insulin, IAPP, glucagon, bradykinin, kallidin and other peptides, and thereby plays a role in intercellular peptide signaling. Degrades amyloid formed by APP and IAPP. May play a role in the degradation and clearance of naturally secreted amyloid beta-protein by neurons and microglia.(Microbial infection) The membrane-associated isoform acts as an entry...
Gene Name:
Uniprot ID:
Uniprot Name:
Insulin-degrading enzyme
Molecular Weight:
117967.49 Da
  1. Chen X, Ji ZL, Chen YZ: TTD: Therapeutic Target Database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2002 Jan 1;30(1):412-5. [PubMed:11752352 ]
  2. Medina V, Kesner L, Stracher A: Purification of nonantibiotic insulinase inhibitors from bacitracin. Biochem Med Metab Biol. 1993 Apr;49(2):255-64. [PubMed:8484964 ]
Pharmacological action
General Function:
Tumor necrosis factor binding
Specific Function:
Is able to inhibit all four classes of proteinases by a unique 'trapping' mechanism. This protein has a peptide stretch, called the 'bait region' which contains specific cleavage sites for different proteinases. When a proteinase cleaves the bait region, a conformational change is induced in the protein which traps the proteinase. The entrapped enzyme remains active against low molecular weight...
Gene Name:
Uniprot ID:
Uniprot Name:
Molecular Weight:
163289.945 Da
  1. Maxfield FR, Davies PJ, Klempner L, Willingham MC, Pastan I: Epidermal growth factor stimulation of DNA synthesis is potentiated by compounds that inhibit its clustering in coated pits. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1979 Nov;76(11):5731-5. [PubMed:42903 ]
  2. Dickson RB, Willingham MC, Pastan I: Binding and internalization of 125I-alpha 2-macroglobulin by cultured fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 1981 Apr 10;256(7):3454-9. [PubMed:6162847 ]
  3. Dickson RB, Willingham MC, Gallo M, Pastan I: Inhibition by bacitracin of high affinity binding of 125I-alpha 2M to plasma membranes. FEBS Lett. 1981 Apr 20;126(2):265-8. [PubMed:6165617 ]
  4. Hanover JA, Cheng S, Willingham MC, Pastan IH: alpha 2-Macroglobulin binding to cultured fibroblasts. Solubilization and partial purification of binding sites. J Biol Chem. 1983 Jan 10;258(1):370-7. [PubMed:6184373 ]
  5. Gliemann J, Larsen TR, Sottrup-Jensen L: Cell association and degradation of alpha 2-macroglobulin-trypsin complexes in hepatocytes and adipocytes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1983 Mar 31;756(2):230-7. [PubMed:6187372 ]
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