Bactroban cream or ointment, also known as mupirocin, is an over-the-counter topical antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of certain skin conditions like impetigo, superficially infected dermatoses, moist and weeping lesions, and is also used for abrasions, minor wounds and cuts. It prevents the development of infections by certain bacteria and it has no cross resistance with other commonly used antibiotics. It is available in a 15g tube which contains 2% of the active ingredient (mupirocin). It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals.
The active ingredient in Bactroban is known as mupirocin. This active ingredient gives the antibacterial properties of Ointment. Mupirocin works by blocking the synthesis of bacteria proteins which are the building block in the multiplication and spread of bacteria on the skin.
Use your medication as directed by your healthcare provider. If you are not sure of how to, please check with your doctor.
Bactroban may exhibit some side effects, which include, but are not limited to, the list below. Report any new experience or feeling occurring after the use of cream.
Always remember to inform your doctor of any allergies or medical conditions you may have, medications you are currently taking, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, and any other important health conditions you might have.
Always ask your doctor or pharmacist about other possible precautions and warnings as the list above may not be exhaustive.
Taking Bactroban with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them.
The concurrent administration of Ointment and other medication has not been established, ask your doctor is there is any possible interaction with your current medications.
Apply Bactroban as soon as you remember; however, if you remember shortly before the next application, only apply once.