Bactroban an antibiotic which is also known as Mupirocin works effectively for the prevention of the growth of bacteria on the skin. It is a curative agent for skin infections. Additionally, it serves as a pain reliever and enhances the movement of your muscle.

Pharmacological action

Bactroban helps your skin by treating and preventing it from infections. For easy application, Bactroban comes as cream and ointment. Adhere to all instructions given relating to the time of usage on your skin Ensure you keep it away from touching your mouth, lips, nose, and eyes. Wash very well with water if Bactroban gets in contact with any. You are given 3-5 days of observation. After this, if your condition deteriorates, ensure you notify your doctor.


The use of Mupirocin is nice and clear. Mupirocin works as an antibiotic in treating skin infections. It also disables the growth ability of bacteria.

Mode of Indication, Dosage, and Duration of Treatment

It is advisable to follow every given on the application of Bactroban ointment or cream by your doctor or on the prescription label. Ensure you use as speculated; not more or less. Ensure Bactroban does not get in contact with areas such as your eyes, nose or mouth. It is specifically made for the skin. If it accidentally touches any of these mentioned areas, ensures you wash with plenty of water. Before application of Bactroban, ensure you wash your hands and dry-clean the concerned area. Apply with items such as gauze pad or cotton swab. Bandage and plastic wrap will limit the circulation of air if used on the affected area. Therefore, you are advised to use a free- from infection gauze pad for the covering of the treated area. Make sure you restrict Bactroban only to the affected areas. Bactroban is used for 19 days with 3 times application in a day. In case there is no improvement for 3-5 days or if condition deteriorates ensure you quickly notify your doctor. You are advised to keep up with the time given for usage.


Ensure you keep in mind the following precautionary measures:

  • Patients who have allergic reactions to Bactroban must keep away from its use.
  • Notify your doctor if you have any record of kidney disease.
  • Seek the advice of your doctor before you use Bactroban on a child. Children who are less than 3 months old must be restricted from their use. However, you may Bactroban ointment on 2 months old baby.
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers should verify Bactroban use from their doctors.

Side Effects

It is advisable to seek immediately for medical attention when you begin to experience allergic reactions to Bactroban such as difficulty in breathing; dizziness; heartbeat problems; wheezing; hives; lips, throat, tongue, and face swelling up. It is very important to inform your doctor about seeing any of the following:

  • Abdominal problems;
  • Rash;
  • Severe itching;
  • Unusual skin peeling;
  • Burning;
  • Stinging;
  • Tenderness.

Missed Dose

You are advised to take your missed dose anytime you recollect. Take into consideration the time you decide to take the missed dose if it is not in proximity to the next scheduled time.


You are advised not to use it more than it is required. Overdose may result in severe side effects. Peradventure you accidentally go against related rules, ensure you call for medical help or quickly see your


Hypersensitive patients who have allergic reactions to Bactroban ointment are warned against its use.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Ensure you make inquiries on the interaction of other drugs (such as anti-diarrhea) with Bactroban from your doctor before use.