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Bactroban Cream (Mupirocin calcium)

Bactroban 2% Cream (Mupirocin calcium)

Bactroban 2% Cream (called ‘Bactroban’ in this leaflet) contains a medicine called mupirocin calcium. Bactroban is an antibiotic cream.

It is used:

Read indications for use if you want to order Mupirocin calcium online

  • to treat infections on your skin in small cuts, wounds or on scraped skin.
  • to kill bacteria causing infections on your skin called Staphylococcus aureus’ and ‘Streptococcus pyogens’.
Bactroban Cream (Mupirocin calcium)

Do not use Bactroban if:

  • you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mupirocin calcium, mupirocin or any of the other ingredients of Bactroban
  • the patient is less than 1 year old.

If you are not sure if this applies to you, do not use this medicine. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Bactroban.

Take special care with Bactroban

Before buy Mupirocin calcium online, read information about the drug

Bactroban can cause severe skin reactions or allergies. See ‘Conditions to look out for’ in Section 4.

A yeast infection of moist areas of the body may develop if Bactroban is used for a long time. On the skin this looks like bright red spots which may be very itchy. On occasion small pustules may be present in the middle. If this occurs, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Keep the cream away from your eyes. If the cream gets into your eyes accidentally, wash them thoroughly with water.

There is a different preparation of mupirocin that is used to prevent or treat infections inside your nose.

Please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not use Bactroban if you are pregnant, might become pregnant or are breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If a cracked nipple is being treated, the cream must be thoroughly washed off prior to breast-feeding.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Bactroban

Bactroban contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. These ingredients may cause skin reactions where you apply the cream. See also Section 4.

Always use Bactroban exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Using this medicine

When you buy cheap Mupirocin calcium you must know how to use it

Do not mix Bactroban with any other external cream or ointment medicines on the infected area of your skin as this may reduce the effectiveness of Bactroban.

You usually apply Bactroban on your skin up to 3 times a day.

  1. Wash and dry your hands.
  2. Place a small amount of Bactroban on a clean cotton wool pad or gauze swab.
  3. Apply the cream to the infected area of your skin.
  4. You can cover the treated area with a plaster or other suitable dressing, unless your doctor has told you to leave it uncovered.
  5. Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands.

How long should you use Bactroban for?

Use Bactroban for as long as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting treatment. Do not use for more than 10 days. If your skin condition does not improve within 3 to 5 days, see your doctor.

If you use more Bactroban than you should

If you use more Bactroban than you should, speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice.

If you swallow Bactroban

If you swallow Bactroban, contact your doctor immediately and indicate what and how much you have swallowed.

If you forget to use Bactroban

If you forget to apply Bactroban, apply it as soon as you remember.

If your next dose is due within an hour, skip the missed dose.

Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop using Bactroban

If you stop using Bactroban too early, not all the bacteria may have been killed or they may continue to grow. Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist when to stop using the cream.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Like all medicines, Bactroban can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Conditions to look out for Severe skin reactions or allergies

If you develop a severe skin reaction or an allergy:

  1. wipe off the cream
  2. stop using it and tell your doctor as soon as possible.

The following side effects may happen with this medicine:

Common (these may affect between 1 and 100 people)

  • Itching, redness, burning, rash, swelling, pain on your skin where Bactroban is applied.
  • Dryness and redness of the skin can also occur on other parts of your body.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.

Do not use Bactroban after the expiry date which is stated on the tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not use Bactroban if it looks different to normal.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

What Bactroban contains

Before purchase Mupirocin calcium, you must read how to store

1 g of cream contains 21.5 mg mupirocin calcium equivalent to 20 mg mupirocin.

The other ingredients are xanthan gum, liquid paraffin, cetomacrogol 1000, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol and purified water. See also Section 2.

What Bactroban looks like and contents of the pack

Bactroban is a smooth white cream.

Bactroban is available in a 15 g tube. Each tube comes in a carton.

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