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