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Bactroban Cream Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- What are the possible side effects of mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- Who should not use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- How should I use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bactroban Cream)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bactroban Cream)?
- What should I avoid while using mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- What other drugs will affect mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
Do not use mupirocin topical if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.
You may not be able to use mupirocin topical if you have a very large open wound. This medication contains polyethylene glycol, which may cause damage to your kidneys if too much drug is absorbed through your skin.
Mupirocin topical is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is unlikely to harm an unborn baby. Do not use mupirocin topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Mupirocin topical passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not use mupirocin topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
Use mupirocin topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the ointment as directed.
Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
You should notice improvement in 3 to 5 days. If the infection gets worse or does not improve, consult your doctor.
Do not use bandages that do not allow air circulation over the affected area unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light, cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth or in large, open wounds.
Store mupirocin topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Bactroban Cream Information
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