Bactroban Ointment (Mupirocin)

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Bactroban ointment is a topical antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the skin. Its active ingredient is called Mupirocin. Mupirocin belongs to a class of drugs called Topical Antibacterial. Mupirocin works by inhibiting bacterial growth and fighting the spread of infection. It is applied directly to the site of infection and works to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria.

Mupirocin is used to treat certain types of skin infections such as school sores (impetigo), infection of the hair root and boils. It is available in ointment form more suited for treating wounds or deeper infections. Bactroban ointment should only be used on the skin, as indicated by your doctor or healthcare provider.

Bactroban Ointment is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of Impetigo, skin infections, and MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) colonization. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. For Impetigo, Bactroban can be used as the sole treatment or with an oral antibiotic such as penicillin or cloxacillin. For MRSA colonization, it may be used as an adjunct to other treatments, such as antibiotics, antiseptic washes, or topical antiseptics.

Uses and Dosage

Bactroban Ointment is a topical medication used to treat certain skin infections, such as impetigo. The ointment should be applied to the affected area using a cotton swab or gauze pad three times per day for up to 10 days. Cover the treated area with a gauze dressing if desired. If there is no clinical response within 3 to 5 days, patients should be re-evaluated. Bactroban Ointment should not be used for intranasal, ophthalmic, or other mucosal use.

Patients should not apply Bactroban Ointment concurrently with any other lotions, creams, or ointments as this may lead to decreased effectiveness and other adverse reactions. It is advised to apply Bactroban Ointment alone to the affected area for optimal results.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Bactroban Ointment Include:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Stinging

 Some Serious Side Effects of Mupirocin Include:

  • Diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • Irritation of treated skin
  • Rash
  • Severe itching
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Signs of a new skin infection
  • Unusual skin blistering or peeling

Form and Strength

Bactroban Ointment and its generic alternative of Mupirocin are available in the following forms and strengths:

Bactroban Ointment: Ointment

  • 2 %

Mupirocin: Ointment

  • 2 %


  • Avoid using BACTROBAN Ointment around the eyes, nose, mouth, or on large areas of damaged or broken skin unless specifically instructed by your doctor. If the medication is accidentally applied to the eyes, nose, or mouth, you should rinse the area immediately and thoroughly with plenty of water.
  • Bactroban ointment is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to mupirocin or any of the excipients of Bactroban ointment. People with known hypersensitivity to mupirocin or any of the excipients, such as cetyl alcohol, glycerol, or stearyl alcohol, should not use Bactroban ointment.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed, and the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor. Understand the potential risks, such as birth defects, before deciding to use any medication during pregnancy.
  • Before using any medication that contains mupirocin, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. If you are using a mupirocin brand containing polyethylene glycol, this should be mentioned to your doctor or pharmacist too.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Bactroban Ointment?

Bactroban Ointment is an antibiotic prescription medicine used to treat certain skin infections, such as impetigo.

What are the possible side effects of Bactroban Ointment?

Side effects of Bactroban Ointment include redness, itching, burning, and dryness at the site of application.

How should Bactroban Ointment be used?

Bactroban Ointment should be applied to the affected area twice a day for up to 10 days, or as directed by your doctor.

Can Bactroban Ointment be used on open wounds?

No, Bactroban Ointment should not be used on open wounds.


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15g, 30g