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Drug information on Bactroban (Mupirocin) from Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Mupirocin
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Drug Name : Mupirocin

Mupirocin(Bactroban) generic Bactroban is an antibiotic, prescribed for impetigo. It works by stopping the production of essential proteins needed for bacterial surveillance. It is not effective against fungal or viral infections.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Side effects of Bactroban

Burning, stinging, pain, itching and rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Topical- A small amount should be applied to the affected area three times daily.

How to use Bactroban?

It comes as an ointment to apply over the affected area.

When is Bactroban not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Bactroban

Caution should be exercised in patients with liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• For external use only, avoid contact with eyes.

• Do not apply on open wounds

Other Precautions for Bactroban

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

Storage Conditions for Bactroban

Store it at room temperature and out of the reach of children.

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