"Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
In 2 randomized, double-blind, double-dummy trials, 339 patients were treated with topical BACTROBAN CREAM (mupirocin calcium cream) plus oral placebo. Adverse events thought to be possibly or probably drug-related occurred in 28 (8.3%) patients. The incidence of those events that were reported in at least 1% of patients 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 patients were: Abdominal pain, burning at application site, cellulitis, dermatitis, dizziness, pruritus, secondary wound infection, and ulcerative stomatitis.
In a supportive study in the treatment of secondarily infected eczema, 82 patients were treated with BACTROBAN CREAM (mupirocin calcium 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.
Read the Bactroban Cream (mupirocin calcium cream) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
The effect of the concurrent application of topical mupirocin calcium cream and other topical products has not been studied.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/28/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Bactroban Cream Information
Bactroban Ointment - User Reviews
Bactroban Ointment User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.