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Is Mupirocin The Same As Bactroban
Probably okay: There is a special version of Mupirocin (one trade name is bactroban) which is designed for the nose. That version is an ointment which generally is less irritating to the mucosal surface of the nose. The cream can probably work in a pinch, but might be irritating so is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. Pramoxine is primarily used to treat itch. ...Read more
Not always.: Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. Methicillin is a type of penicillin. Many species of staph bacteria are resistant to some forms of penicillin, but are sensitive to methicillin. Those bacteria are not classified as mrsa. Conversely, staph species that are resistant to methicillin are nearly always resistant to all the other penicillins as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bactroban (mupirocin) the same as bacitacin? I got a new tattoo an was recomended to use bacitracin, but I hace bactroban (mupirocin)
When using bactroban nasal ointment, is it necessary to use the entire contents in the tube? Is it ok if some of the ointment is left in the tube?
Yes: The amount used will depend upon the size of the area treated and the duration of use. ...Read more
Yes: A Z pack is five days of azithromycin which is in the macrolide category of antibiotics, like erythromycin. Interestingly, in my experience most people who claim an allergy to erythromycin describe stomach upset as their allergy symptom. This is not an allergy, this is a side effect to erythromycin, perhaps its most common one. Azithromycin causes some stomach upset but less that erythromycin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neosporin is available in both a cream and ointment. They both have the same ingredients. What is the difference between these two preparations?
Cream vs ointment: In some instances, the potency is higher in ointment as opposed to cream ( some steroid preparations) but in general, it is a matter of personal preference which you prefer to use and where it is being put. ...Read more
Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.
Maybe OK, but why?: The skin (non-vaginal) cream might work, but can't be guarantteed; I'm sure the manufacturer never studied it for vaginal yeast. And you'd need to use nearly an entire tube of skin cream for just 1-2 treatments. Clotrimazole vaginal cream is designed to be effective and generic versions often are cheap. Or consider a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®), which is just as effective. ...Read more
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