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Bactroban Oint

5g Ointment in Tube
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Therapeutic classification:

Topical Antibiotic

Medical Description

The dosage of Bactroban Oint contains mupirocin which belongs to antibiotic class of medicine which prevents bacterial infections.

Uses of Bactroban Oint

The uses of Bactroban Oint include the treatment of bacterial skin infections.

Contraindications of Bactroban Oint

Do not apply the medicine if you are allergic to mupirocin and suffer from kidney problem.

Side effects of Bactroban Oint

The most common side effects of Bactroban Oint include burning, stinging, redness, itching, dryness at the site of application.

Precautions and Warnings of Bactroban Oint


Can I apply Bactroban Oint during pregnancy?
It is probably safe to use this medicine in pregnancy for local application.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Bactroban Oint while breastfeeding?
It is probably safe to use this medicine during breast feeding for local application. If used for treatment of cracked nipple wash thoroughly before feeding the baby.


Can I drive if I have applied Bactroban Oint?
Yes, it is safe to drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Bactroban Oint?
No interaction is established.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Bactroban Oint should not be applied around eyes or nose.

Mode of Action of Bactroban Oint

How Does It Work?

The medicine works by inhibiting the bacterial protein and RNA synthesis. It stops the growth of bacteria and also kills them.

Directions for Use of Bactroban Oint

Apply the medicine as advised by your doctor.

Interactions of Bactroban Oint

Interactions with other medicines

No interactions with other medicines are found.

Interactions with food items

No food interactions are reported.

Other general Interactions

No interactions with other conditions are reported.

Storage and disposal of Bactroban Oint

Store the medicine at temperature below 77 °F (25 °C). Keep away from excess heat and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Bactroban Oint


An overdose is not expected to be dangerous to skin. Still it is better to seek emergency medical care immediately if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you missed the application of this medicine, then apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time to apply for your next scheduled time, then skip applying it again. Do not apply extra to compensate the earlier missed application. It is advisable to not miss your schedule application as it can lead to failure of the treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What special precautions should be taken while applying Bactroban Oint?

A: Apply Bactroban Oint with caution on skin with open wounds.

Q: What should I discuss with the doctor before applying this medicine?

A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking, before starting this medication.

Q: How long is the medicine to be used?

A: It should be used as long as advised by your doctor. Do not stop early as your symptoms may disappear before the infection is fully cleared.

Q: How often should Bactroban Oint be used?

A: Apply a small amount of ointment as directed by your doctor, usually three times a day.

Q: Can this ointment be used for eczema?

A: It should not be used for eczema unless it is advised by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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