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Bactroban Cream

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In 2 randomized, double-blind, double-dummy trials, 339 subjects were treated with topical BACTROBAN Cream plus oral placebo. Adverse events thought to be possibly or probably drug-related occurred in 28 (8.3%) subjects. The incidence of those events that were reported in at least 1% of subjects enrolled in these trials were: headache (1.7%), rash, and nausea (1.1% each).

Other adverse events thought to be possibly or probably drug-related which occurred in less than 1% of subjects were: abdominal pain, burning at application site, cellulitis, dermatitis, dizziness, pruritus, secondary wound infection, and ulcerative stomatitis.

In a supportive trial in the treatment of secondarily infected eczema, 82 subjects were treated with BACTROBAN Cream. The incidence of adverse events thought to be possibly or probably drug-related was as follows: nausea (4.9%), headache, and burning at application site (3.6% each), pruritus (2.4%) and 1 report each of abdominal pain, bleeding secondary to eczema, pain secondary to eczema, hives, dry skin, and rash.

Systemic allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, urticaria, angioedema, and generalized rash have been reported in patients treated with formulations of BACTROBAN.

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The effect of the concurrent application of topical mupirocin calcium cream and other topical products has not been studied.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/1/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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