What is BACTROBAN mupirocin Ointment used for?

Bactroban Ointment is used for skin infections, e.g. impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis. Two to three times a day for up to ten days, depending on the response. For topical administration. A small quantity of Bactroban ointment should be applied to cover the affected area.

When should BACTROBAN Ointment be used?

BACTROBAN ointment contains mupirocin (2% w/w) as the active ingredient. Mupirocin belongs to a group of medicines called antibiotics. Antibiotics work by killing bacteria which can cause infection. BACTROBAN ointment is used for the treatment of mild impetigo (school sores).

When should you not use mupirocin?

Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water. To help clear up your skin infection completely, keep using mupirocin for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not miss any doses.

What infections does mupirocin treat?

Mupirocin, an antibiotic, is used to treat impetigo as well as other skin infections caused by bacteria. It is not effective against fungal or viral infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Is mupirocin an antifungal?

Conclusion: This case reminds the clinician that fungal infections can be associated with pustules and abscesses, especially in inflamed lesions, and that mupirocin possesses antifungal properties and may be used to manage superficial dermatomycoses.

Can I use mupirocin on my private area?

This medicine should only be used on the skin. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. Do not use it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away with water.

Is BACTROBAN ointment a steroid?

Triamcinolone acetonide cream is a topical corticosteroid and mupirocin cream is an RNA synthetase inhibitor antibacterial. Brand names for triamcinolone acetonide cream include Cinolar, Kenalog, Oralone, Pediaderm TA, Trianex, and Triderm. Brand names for mupirocin cream include Bactroban and Centany.

Is BACTROBAN absorbed through the skin?

Absorption: Mupirocin is poorly absorbed (less than 0,24 %) through intact human skin. However, if it is absorbed (e.g. through broken/diseased skin) or it is given systemically, it is metabolised to the microbiologically inactive metabolite monic acid and rapidly excreted.

How quickly does mupirocin work?

You should notice your skin starting to get better within a few days. If you haven’t noticed any improvement after 4-5 days, check with your doctor for further advice. If after ten days your symptoms have not gone, talk to your doctor about this too. You may be asked to use an antiseptic wash as part of your treatment.

Does BACTROBAN penetrate skin?

It is concluded that the penetration of mupirocin from the C-WSP formulation is slightly greater when applied to non-intact skin than to intact healthy skin. The amount of mupirocin absorbed is still negligible. Mupirocin was both safe and well tolerated by healthy subjects and psoriasis/eczema patients.

Is Bactroban ointment a steroid?

Do you need a prescription for BACTROBAN cream?

BACTROBAN ointment is only available if prescribed by a doctor. BACTROBAN is also available as a cream and nasal ointment. The information provided applies only to BACTROBAN(TM) ointment.

Does Bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds?

Mupirocin (Bactroban), bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin B ointment (Neosporin), and other topical preparations containing neomycin do not improve healing for biopsy wounds and may cause dermatitis and antibiotic resistance.

How should mupirocin ointment be applied?

How to use mupirocin nasal ointment Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack. Wash your hands before you use the ointment. For mupirocin to work properly it should be applied regularly during the course of treatment.

Does Bactroban have in peniciline?

Responses (1) Yes, you can use Bactroban (mupirocin) if you are allergic to penicillin. It is not related to penicillin.

Can Bactroban be used on lips?

Use Bactroban cream or ointment for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed. Avoid your eyes, nose, mouth, and lips when applying Bactroban.