Bactroban ointment is an antibacterial (antibiotic) medicine indicated for the treatment of certain types of skin infections such as school sores (impetigo), infection of the hair root and boils. Bactroban is also used when infection occurs in skin damaged by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, herpes (cold sores), wounds, cuts, grazes, insect bites, minor burns etc. Bactroban Ointment is for use on your skin only.
Bactroban Ointment contains Mupirocin (2% w/w) as the active ingredient. Mupirocin is an antibiotic. Antibiotics work by killing bacteria, which can cause infection.
Direction for Use
Apply a small amount of Bactroban ointment 3 times a day. Wash and completely dry the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. The affected area may be covered with gauze or a bandage. To clear up your infection completely, use Bactroban ointment for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
Bactroban Ointment must not be taken orally (by mouth). Always wash your hands before and after applying Bactroban Ointment. Before using Bactroban Ointment, tell your physician if you are allergic to mupirocin or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine. Do not use for other skin conditions – only use it for the skin infection your physician has prescribed it for. When you have finished treating the skin infection, discard the rest of the Bactroban Ointment.