- Brand: GSK
- Product Code: GX_BTO
- Availability: In Stock
Contains the active ingredient : Mupirocin, which is an antibacterial medicine.
It is used to treat to treat skin infections caused by certain bacteria, in particular methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
The mupirocin works by affecting the bacteria's production of certain proteins that are necessary for their survival. It causes the bacteria to produce abnormal and faulty proteins. This ultimately kills the bacteria and clears up the infection.
What is it used for?
Bactroban ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as impetigo, folliculitis and furunculosis, in particular those caused by MRSA.
Bactroban cream is used to treat traumatic lesions such as small lacerations, sutured wounds or abrasions (up to 10cm in length or 100cm2 in area), that have become infected with bacteria.
A thin layer of ointment should be applied to the affected area of skin three times a day for up to 10 days. A dressing can be applied over the treated area if needed. Follow the instructions given by your doctor.
Wash your hands after applying the cream or ointment.
The medicine should not be applied for longer than 10 days to avoid the bacteria developing resistance to the mupirocin. If your infection does not seem to be getting better or appears worse at any time you should let your doctor know.
Size : 15 g