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Bactroban Ointment (Mupirocin)and/or alternatives
Bactroban 2% from $0.71 USD/gramBactroban 2%
Manufactured by: Glaxo Smithkline
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Mupirocin 2% from $0.60 USD/gramMupirocin 2%
Generic Alternative to Bactroban Ointment
Marketed as Taro-Mupirocin in Canada
Manufactured by: Taro
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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.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.