Brand name(s): Bactroban
Proper Use of This Medicine
Do not use this medicine in the eyes.
- Before applying this medicine, wash the affected area(s) with soap and water, and dry thoroughly. Then apply a small amount to the affected area(s) and rub in gently.
- After applying this medicine, the treated area(s) may be covered with a gauze dressing if desired.
To help clear up your skin infection completely, keep using mupirocin for the full time of treatment, even if your symptoms have disappeared. Do not miss any doses.
Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average dose of mupirocin. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
- For ointment dosage form:
- Adults and children 2 months of age and older- Apply three times a day.
- Children under 2 months of age - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- For cream dosage form:
- Secondarily infected traumatic skin lesions
- Adults and children 3 months of age and older- Apply three times a day, for 10 days.
- Children under 3 months of age - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
- Secondarily infected traumatic skin lesions
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
To store this medicine:
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Store away from heat and direct light.
- Keep the medicine from freezing.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
Last Revised: 06/11/2001
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