General Information On Bactroban Ointment
Bactroban Ointment is used for treating impetigo, a skin infection also known as school sores. It can also be used for other purposes. The generic name of the drug is Mupirocin and it belongs to the group of drugs known as antibiotics.
Bactroban Ointment works by killing the bacteria in your skin that causes the infection. It can be applied directly on your skin. The drug is available in tubes of Bactroban Ointment 15g and Bactroban Ointment 30g sizes.
The drug contains Mupirocin dissolved in an ointment base along with polyethylene glycol.
Side effects of Bactroban Ointment
Do not buy Bactroban Ointment online or from a drugstore if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the drug. If you are allergic to it, you may experience increased itching, rashes and thickening of your skin.
Before you buy Bactroban Ointment, make sure you inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following conditions/if any of the following apply to you:
- If you are pregnant or planning for a pregnancy. Also inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
- If you are allergic to any substance in general.
- If you have problems in your kidneys or liver
- If you are taking other medications
Like any other skin ointment, the most common side effects of Bactroban Ointment include:
- Localized pain
- Dryness and burning
If any of these symptoms worsen or persist, consult your doctor immediately.
The serious side effects of Bactroban Ointment include difficulty breathing, swelling in the tongue and mouth, and severe skin rashes. If you witness such symptoms, rush to the nearest doctor or hospital.
Bactroban Ointment has not been known to cause any harm to pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor before you buy Bactroban Ointment.
Dosage of Bactroban Ointment
You should use Bactroban Ointment only as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Usually, most doctors recommend three to five doses per day for most patients, but if your condition is severe, the dosage or frequency of application may be increased. Take a small swab of cotton and apply the ointment on the infected area. Gently spread the ointment evenly along the surface of the rash or affected area.
After applying Bactroban Ointment, you can cover the area unless otherwise advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid getting Bactroban Ointment in contact with your eyes; if this happens, rinse them thoroughly with water. Since the ointment contains polyethylene glycol, you must not use it if you have any kidney problems.
There are no known drug interactions with Bactroban Ointment. However, it is recommended that you inform your doctor or pharmacist about all the prescription, herbal, and over the counter drugs and supplements you use before you buy Bactroban Ointment to avoid any serious side effects or complications.