Brand names: Bactroban
Bactroban is prescribed for the treatment of impetigo, a bacterial infection of the skin.
If the use of Bactroban does not clear your skin infection within 3 to 5 days, or if the infection becomes worse, notify your doctor.
Do not use Bactroban more often or for longer than prescribed. Avoid contact with eyes. This drug is for external use only.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Bactroban.
If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Bactroban or similar drugs, you should not use Mupirocin. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.
Continued or prolonged use of Bactroban may result in the growth of bacteria that do not respond to Mupirocin and can cause a secondary infection.
This drug is not intended for use in the eyes.
If your skin shows signs of an allergic reaction or irritation, stop using Bactroban and consult your doctor.
There are no known interactions.
The effects of Bactroban during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether Bactroban appears in breast milk. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Mupirocin is finished.
Apply a small amount of Mupirocin to the affected area 3 times a day. Cover the treated area with gauze if you want.
There is no information available on overdosage.