Bactroban Ointment (Mupirocin) Customer Reviews

Bactroban Ointment

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Mupirocin is an antimicrobial agent indicated for the treatment of impetigo and other bacterial skin infections. Its mechanism of action involves inhibiting the growth of specific bacteria. Ii is not efficacious against fungal or viral infections.

Uses and Dosage

Mupirocin is a topical ointment that is applied to the skin. The recommended dosage is usually three applications per day for a duration of 1 to 2 weeks, as directed on the prescription label.

To ensure proper use, patients should seek clarification from their physician or pharmacist regarding any unclear instructions. Adhere to the prescribed dosage regimen and do not exceed or reduce the dosage frequency without medical guidance.

Before applying the ointment, cleanse the affected area thoroughly and gently apply a thin layer of the medication. If necessary, the area may be covered with sterile gauze dressing.

Mupirocin must not be applied to the eyes and should not be used on burns unless advised by a healthcare professional.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • headache
  • nausea

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • burning, stinging, or pain on the application site
  • blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • canker sores
  • cracked, dry, scaly skin
  • pain, swelling, tenderness, warmth on the skin
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth


Prior to using mupirocin, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist of any known allergies, including allergies to the medication itself or other substances. Inactive ingredients, such as polyethylene glycol present in certain brands, may also trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Patients should disclose their medical history, particularly if they have kidney disease, especially when using mupirocin formulations that contain polyethylene glycol.

While using this medication during pregnancy, weigh the potential benefits against the possible risks. Patients are advised to discuss the advantages and disadvantages with their physician.

It is not clear whether this drug is excreted in breast milk. Consult a healthcare provider before breastfeeding while using mupirocin.

Form and Strength

Bactroban Ointment is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Bactroban Ointment ointment:

    • 2%
  • mupirocin topical ointment:

    • 2%


How quickly does Bactroban Ointment work?

The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting treatment.

Can I put Bactroban Ointment on an open wound?

Bactroban Ointment contains polyethylene glycol which can be absorbed by the body from open wounds and damaged skin. Do not use Bactroban Ointment on large areas of broken or damaged skin, especially if you suffer from reduced kidney function.



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Quantities Available:

15g, 30g

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