What is Bactroban (Mupirocin) used for?
Bactroban (Mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment that is effective in treating impetigo, and other skin infections that bacteria causes. It is important to note that this ointment will not work on fungal infections or infections caused by viruses.
How should I use Bactroban (Mupirocin)?
Patients using Bactroban (Mupirocin) ointment should apply it directly to the skin. This ointment is normally applied to the skin 3 times per day, normally for 1 to 2 weeks. Before you apply the ointment, ensure that the affected area is clean and dry. Apply a thin film of the ointment to the affected area. After applying the ointment, you may use a gauze to cover the affected area.
What are the side effects of Bactroban (Mupirocin)?
Some side effects may occur when taking Bactroban (Mupirocin), such as:
Do not use this medication for longer than recommended by your physician, as this may cause unwanted effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Bactroban (Mupirocin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.