Trade name: Bactroban
Generic names: Mupirocin
Indication and Usage | FDA has approved this prescription medication for the topical treatment of impetigo due to: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Ingredients| Mupirocin contains: 20 mg mupirocin in a soft white ointment base consisting of
castor oil, oleyl alcohol, hard fat (Softisan® 378) and propylene glycol monostearate.
Bactroban contains: 20 mg mupirocin in a water-miscible ointment base (polyethylene glycol ointment, N.F.) consisting of polyethylene glycol 400 and polyethylene glycol 3350.
Manufacturer-listed adverse reactions | Mupirocin cause: Application site reactions, Pruritus (itchy skin), Rash, Contact dermatitis, Furunculosis (boils), and Exfoliative dermatitis (redness and peeling of the skin over at least 90% of the skin on the surface of your body.)
Bactroban can cause: Anaphylaxis, Urticaria (hives), Angioedema (swelling), Generalized rash, Nausea, erythema, dry skin, tenderness, Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD), Potential for Microbial Overgrowth, Risk of Polyethylene Glycol Absorption, Burning, stinging/pain, and itching, Contact dermatitis, and Increased exudate (wound fluid).
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