Bactroban (Topical)

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Recent Cosmetic Surgery

I was diagnosis with MRSA 3 yrs ago i had skin legions that had to be excise by surgeon,and was treated with Doxiciclian for about 2 weeks, the MRSA subsided, I just had lipo suction surgery in mexico, the surgeon left some driains in place that are o...
by paris in mexico city, mx, 01/11/2006

What is the Mupirocin Ointment used to treat.

I would realy like to know what are all the uses of the Mupiriocin Ointment is used for it was gave to me bye a friend to use under my arms for a rash but it is not working very well that is why i am asking what the uses are for it so please email me ...
by annett lyons in Scottsville,KY, 07/12/2007

Bactroban (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Bactroban (Topical)

Bactroban (Topical) Medication Classification

MUPIROCIN (On the skin)

Bactroban (Topical) Brandname

Bactroban, Centany

Bactroban (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Mupirocin (myoo-PEER-oh-sin) Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics.

When To Not Use Bactroban (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to mupirocin.

How Should You Use Bactroban (Topical)

Ointment, Cream

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • Mupirocin should not be applied to large open wounds or to burns.
  • This medicine is for use on your skin only. You should not use in or around eyes.
  • Wash and dry the treated area before application.
  • Put a thin layer of the ointment on your skin. Rub it in gently.
  • This medicine may be covered with a gauze bandage after it is applied.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Apply the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to put the medicine on and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper Bactroban (Topical) Storage

Store Bactroban (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Bactroban (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Bactroban (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not put anything else on the skin where you are using the mupirocin unless approved by your doctor.

Bactroban (Topical) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor if your infection does not improve in 3 to 5 days.

Bactroban (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe skin rash, burning, or itching that was not there before using the medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry skin
  • Mild stinging or burning where you put the medicine

Bactroban (Topical) Ratings

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Bactroban (Topical)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: **


Lovlie, Lovlie - 01/13/2014

That is the problem with gtiteng 2 different diagnosis, you don't know which one to trust. As for the doctors some times some of them aren't the most informed when it comes to herpes.Flu like symptoms can be a symptom of herpes and if you had itching and or, burning and or tingling sensations under the skin of your genitals then you could possibly have genital herpes. If you like go back the the doctor that gave you the HSV2 diagnosis and get a second test done just to either confirm it or rule it out. Also let them know that you have that reoccurring tonsillitis, also let them know about what ever medication you have taken, so they can diagnose you properly.Some times tests for herpes can come back negative if there weren't enough antibodies to test for. Maybe you had just enough antibodies developed to give you a more accurate result the second time around. It's better to go while you have an out break so they can swab it again. A blood test is not the most accurate way to go.I have oral and genital herpes. I was diagnosed on the second out break of genital herpes with a swab culture.