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Bactroban, Mupirocin Ointment

Bactroban Ointment (Mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that is prescribed to help treat certain bacterial skin infections, such as mild impetigo.

US Brand Name Bactroban
Generic Name Mupirocin Topical
Other Brand NameBactroban
Manufacturer Liva, GSK
Packing 5gm
Form Ointment
Strength 2%

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Introduction

Bactroban is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is usually used to treat skin infections caused by bacteria. It is an antibacterial ointment, which contains the antibiotic known as Mupirocin. It is often used to help cure certain skin infections like impetigo. Being an antibiotic, it acts very well to prevent the development of certain bacteria.

Use

This medication is used to help treat and prevent bacterial infection on the skin. It contains the antibiotic Mupirocin that helps prevent bacteria from growing on the skin. It is mostly used in the treatment of the skin infection known as impetigo. It is only prescribed for bacterial skin infection and it is for external use only.

Dosage and administration

Wash your hands properly before applying the ointment. Clean the affected area and take a small quantity of the ointment. Apply it on the affected area and rub it gently so that it forms a thin film that covers the affected area. It can be used up to 3 times a day as per the doctor’s prescription. Use it regularly for 3 to 5 days to see improvement and wash your hands immediately after applying the ointment. It is advisable not to use bandages on the affected area once the ointment is applied. A cotton gauze dressing may be used on the affected area after application to prevent it from coming into contact with your clothes. Use the medication exactly as prescribed by the physician. Your physician or pharmacist would advise you on the proper use of this medicine.

Warning

  • Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.
  • Avoid using this medicine if you are on herbal supplements or any other medication unless it has been prescribed to you by the doctor.
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are to use this medication only if it has been prescribed by the doctor.
  • Inform the doctor about your medical history, whether you are suffering or have suffered from any liver ailments or kidney problems as this medication can aggravate such problems.
  • Do not apply this medicine on open wounds or use it to treat burn injuries.
  • Side effects

    The common side effects of using Bactroban ointment are listed below,

  • Unusual blisters on the skin.
  • Redness of the skin.
  • Continuous itching.
  • Peeling of the skin.
  • Dryness and scaling of the skin.
  • Severe irritation of the skin.
  • Severe diarrhoea and bloody stool.
  • Burning and stinging sensations on the skin.
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, or tongue.
  • Difficulty in breathing.