mupirocin cream - topical, Bactroban

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GENERIC NAME: MUPIROCIN CREAM - TOPICAL (myou-PEER-oh-sin)

BRAND NAME(S): Bactroban

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USES: Mupirocin is used to treat infected cuts or wounds. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria.

HOW TO USE: Use this medication only on the skin. Clean and dry the affected area first. Then apply a small amount of cream to the area 3 times a day, or as directed by your doctor. You may cover the treated area with a bandage.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Continue to use it for the full amount of time prescribed. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow, which may result in a relapse of the infection.Avoid using this medication around your eyes, nose, or mouth unless otherwise directed by your doctor.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve in 3-5 days.

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, itching, stinging, headache, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Seek immediate medical attention if a rash or severe itching occurs.Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new infection (e.g., fungal infection). Contact your doctor if you notice signs of a new infection.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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