Bactroban Cream

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BACTROBAN CREAM (mupirocin calcium cream), 2% contains the dihydrate crystalline calcium hemi-salt of the antibiotic mupirocin. Chemically, it is (olE,2S,3R,4R,5S)-5-[(2S,3S,4S,5S)-2,3-Epoxy-5-hydroxy-4-methylhexyl]tetrahydro-3,4-dihydroxy-p-methyl-2H-pyran-2-crotonic acid, ester with 9-hydroxynonanoic acid, calcium salt (2:1), dihydrate.

The molecular formula of mupirocin calcium is (C26H43O9)2Ca•2H2O, and the molecular weight is 1075.3. The molecular weight of mupirocin free acid is 500.6. The structural formula of mupirocin calcium is:

BACTROBAN (mupirocin calcium)  structural formula illustration

BACTROBAN CREAM is a white cream that contains 2.15% w/w mupirocin calcium (equivalent to 2.0% mupirocin free acid) in an oil and water-based emulsion. The inactive ingredients are benzyl alcohol, cetomacrogol 1000, cetyl alcohol, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, purified water, stearyl alcohol, and xanthan gum.

What are the possible side effects of mupirocin topical (Bactroban)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with mupirocin topical therapy. Stop using mupirocin topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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Bactroban Cream Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Bactroban

Generic Name: mupirocin topical (Pronunciation: myoo PEER oh sin)

  • What is mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What are the possible side effects of mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • Who should not use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • How should I use mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What should I avoid while using mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • What other drugs will affect mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?

Mupirocin is an antibiotic. Mupirocin topical prevents bacteria from growing on your skin.

Mupirocin topical is used to treat infections of the skin such as impetigo.

Mupirocin topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with mupirocin topical therapy. Stop using mupirocin topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about mupirocin topical (Bactroban Cream)?

Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Avoid your eyes, nose, mouth, and lips when applying mupirocin topical. If medication gets in any of these areas, wash with water.

Watch for signs of improvement in 3 to 5 days. If your condition gets worse or does not improve, see your doctor.

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