Also known as Mupirocin, Bactroban is used to treat bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria or preventing the growth of bacteria. It is also used to treat infected traumatic skin lesions.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
If your skin infection does not improve within 3 to 5 days, or if it becomes worse, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Check with your doctor if you have persistent or bothersome dry skin; skin burning, itching, pain, rash, redness, stinging, or swelling; headache; nausea; abdominal pain; dizziness secondary wound infection; sores on mouth and on lips.
Each gram of Bactroban ointment 2% contains 20 mg mupirocin in a bland water miscible ointment base (polyethylene glycol ointment) consisting of polyethylene glycol 400 and polyethylene glycol 3350. Mupirocin is a naturally occurring antibiotic. The chemical name is (E)-(2S,3R,4R,5S)-5-[(2S,3S,4S,5S)-2,3- Epoxy-5-hydroxy-4-methylhexyl] tetrahydro-3,4-dihydroxy-b-methyl-2H-pyran-2- crotonic acid, ester with 9-hydroxynonanoic acid.
Generic name: Mupirocin topical
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