Bactroban Ointment Mupirocin and/or alternatives
Bactroban 2%Manufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Mauritius
Mupirocin 2%Generic Alternative to Bactroban Ointment 2%
Marketed as Taro-Mupirocin in Canada Manufacturer: Taro Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Bactroban Ointment
Bactroban Ointment is used to treat certain skin infections. It prevents the production of important proteins that are needed for the bacteria to survive. The generic name of the medicine is Mupirocin.
You must consult the doctor before you buy Bactroban Ointment. Before using the ointment, wash and dry the affected area. Apply and rub it in gently so that it spreads evenly. You can cover the affected area with a bandage after administering the ointment. Wash your hands immediately after applying Bactroban Ointment. The ointment is only for external use. Make sure that Bactroban Ointment does not come in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth.
Indications & Dosage of Bactroban Ointment
Bactroban Ointment is an antibacterial drug. It is available in the form of 15 gram and 30 gram tubes.
Bactroban Ointment must be applied on the affected areas three times a day. However, the dosage and duration depends on the medical condition of the patient and his/her response to treatment. You may feel better after using the ointment for a few days. Continue using Bactroban Ointment till the course gets over to ensure the best results. Don’t miss any dose of the ointment; if you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose. An overdose may result in side effects that call for immediate medical attention. Don’t share Bactroban Ointment with others. It is only meant for the person for whom it is prescribed. The use of the ointment for a long time may result in the development of new infections like a fungal infection. Contact your doctor if you find any symptoms of a new infection during treatment.
You must store Bactroban Ointment at room temperature below 25 degrees Celsius. Don’t store it in the bathroom. Keep it away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture, and away from the reach of children and pets.
Side Effects & Interactions of Bactroban Ointment
The common side effects of Bactroban Ointment are:
- Burning at the place where the drug is administered
Serious side effects of Bactroban Ointment are:
- Severe irritation and itching
- Severe allergic reaction such as rashes and hives
- Tightness in the chest
- Trouble breathing
- Swelling of the mouth, face and lips
Stop using Bactroban Ointment and consult your doctor if these serious side effects persist.
Certain drugs may interact with this ointment. Inform the doctor all your previous and current medications before you buy Bactroban Ointment.
Warnings & Precautions of Bactroban Ointment
You must not use Bactroban Ointment if you have:
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in it
- An allergy to any drugs, foods, or substances
- A history of kidney disease
- Received treatment for burns or open wounds
- Been taking specific medications or using herbal products
You must not use Bactroban Cream if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. It is not known whether Bactroban Ointment passes into breast milk. However, it is advisable not to use the drug if you are breastfeeding.