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What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

What is bactroban (mupirocin) cream used to treat?

Bactroban (mupirocin): "Bactroban Nasal has been approved as an intranasally administered topical agent for the eradication of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)" (ointment). See: http://www.medilexicon.com/drugs/bactroban_nasal_2.php ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Mupirocin (Definition)

Treats skin infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antibiotics. It is an antibiotic of ...Read more


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What is bactroban (mupirocin) in nystatin cream used for?

What is bactroban (mupirocin) in nystatin cream used for?

Preventing bacteria: Bactroban contains mupirocin, an antibiotic. Mupirocin prevents bacteria from growing on your skin. Bactroban is used to treat infections of the skin such as impetigo. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of time that bactroban (mupirocin) cream can be used for?

What is the maximum amount of time that bactroban (mupirocin) cream can be used for?

Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream: If your skin infection does not improve within 3-5 days of using bactroban, (mupirocin) or it becomes worse, notify your doctor. Prolonged use of bactroban, (mupirocin) as with other antibacterial products, may result in overgrowth of other microorganisms. ...Read more

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Bactroban (mupirocin) cream expired a month ago. Still safe to use? Thanks

Bactroban (mupirocin) cream expired a month ago. Still safe to use? Thanks

Yes, safe: Safe to use, wouldn't use for too much longer though as it risks being ineffective. ...Read more

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Should I use bactroban (mupirocin) cream or bactroban (mupirocin) ointment be used to treat staph?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is an excellent topical medication to treat staphylococcal infections. Use it as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Bactroban (mupirocin) cream, is it used for sunburn blisters?

Bactroban (mupirocin) cream, is it used for sunburn blisters?

NO: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used specifically to treat one kind of bacteria that can be present. Using it risks killing of one kind and letting the others grow rampantly and also the risk of allergic reactions. Antibiotics of any kind should only be used when there is absolute and unquestionable infections caused by a bacteria. Remember, viruses do not get treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Bactroban (Definition)

Bactroban is an acne agent which is a ...Read more