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Bactroban Ointment (mupirocin ointment), 2% is indicated for the topical treatment of impetigo due to: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A small amount of Bactroban Ointment (mupirocin) should be applied to the affected area three times daily. The area treated may be covered with a gauze dressing if desired. Patients not showing a clinical response within 3 to 5 days should be re-evaluated.
Bactroban Ointment (mupirocin ointment), 2% is supplied in 22 gram tubes.
NDC 0029-1525-44 (22 gram tube)
Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
DATE OF ISSUANCE NOV. 2001. GlaxoSmithKline., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. FDA rev date: 11/9/2001
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/4/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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