Bactroban Cream & Ointment

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Bactroban Cream & Ointment

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Monday, 27 May 2024
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    Skin Infection Treatment

    Bactroban 2% Cream & Ointment helps treat skin infections caused by bacteria, like impetigo, boils, and infected hair roots. It's also used for infections in damaged skin from conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and even minor injuries like cuts and insect bites.

    • Treats several skin conditions
    • Short-term use only
    • Contains the antibiotic Mupirocin
    • Patient Leaflet

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Buy Bactroban 2 % Topical Cream Online

Mupirocin (Bactroban cream or ointment) is a short-term prescription-only topical treatment. Normally used to treat infected cuts or wounds.

It is an antibacterial medicine that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria that cause skin infections. It is applied directly to the infected skin and can be obtained through a doctor's prescription or an online consultation.

If you want to Buy Bactroban, UK-registered Ashcroft Pharmacy offers convenient online medication ordering services for you to purchase your medicines. Price much guarantee, Fast Delivery in the UK.

Suitable for both children and adults under the guidance of a doctor or pharmacist. It's made by the company GlaxoSmithKline (gsk).

What is Bactroban Cream?

Bactroban 2% is a medication that contains an antibiotic called Mupirocin. It's used to treat skin infections caused by certain types of bacteria like Staphylococci, Streptococci, and E. coli. These infections can include conditions such as school sores. (impetigo), folliculitis, and boils.

What is Bactroban Cream used for?

Bactroban Cream helps to treat various types of skin conditions like impetigo, folliculitis, and boils, promoting healing and reducing symptoms such as redness, swelling, and pus formation.

✅ Bactroban Treats:
  • Impetigo (school sores): A highly contagious skin infection characterized by red sores or blisters that can rupture and form a honey-colored crust.
  • Folliculitis: Inflammation of hair follicles, which can result in redness, swelling, and pustules around hair follicles.
  • Boils: Painful, pus-filled lumps that form under the skin due to bacterial infection of hair follicles or oil glands.

How does Bactroban Cream work?

Bactroban Cream contains the antibiotic Mupirocin, which helps to eliminate the bacteria responsible for these infections, specifically targeting Staphylococci, Streptococci, and E. coli bacteria commonly found in skin infections.

When applied topically to the affected area, Bactroban Cream penetrates the skin and interferes with the bacteria's ability to produce proteins essential for their growth and survival. This disruption ultimately leads to the death of the bacteria, helping to clear up the infections.

How fast does Bactroban Cream work?

Bactroban Cream is usually used daily for up to 10 days, depending on your skin condition and how severe the infection is. You should start feeling better within a few days.

If your symptoms persist after finishing the treatment, talk to your doctor. And remember, don't use Bactroban for more than 10 days.

✅ Alternatives to Bactroban Cream

If you're allergic to mupirocin or if Bactroban isn't suitable for you, your doctor may consider alternative topical antibiotic treatments for skin infections. Here are some of the most reliable and effective options available at Ashcroft Pharmacy that could be suitable for you:

  • ✅ Fucidin cream (fusidic acid): A Prescription only topical antibiotic cream for simple Infected eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis. Impetigo.
  • ✅ Fucidin H cream (fusidic acid & hydrocortisone): Another common POM antibiotic cream to treat simple skin infections with mild redness and inflammation.
  • ✅ Fucibet cream (fusidic acid & betamethasone): Dual action formulated prescription-only, fast-acting medicine for moderately inflamed and infected skin.



How to use Bactroban?

❌ DO NOT use Bactroban:

Bactroban 2% Cream can cause severe skin reactions or allergies. DO NOT use Bactroban if you have a history of severe skin reactions or allergies to the medication.

  • Don't use if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mupirocin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in  Patient Leaflet section 6.
  • If you are unsure, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist first.
  • DO NOT combine Bactroban 2% Cream & Ointment with any other external cream or ointment medicines on the infected area of your skin as this may reduce the effectiveness of Bactroban.
✅ Using Bactroban:

Bactroban is a prescription-only medicine for external use only. Generally prescribed for up to 10 days to treat infected skin problems. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has recommended.

  1. ✅ Wash your hands before and after applying the ointment to prevent the spread of bacteria.
  2. ✅ Squeeze a small amount onto your fingertip.
  3. ✅ Apply the ointment or cream directly to the affected areas.
  4. ✅ Then spread it evenly on the infected skin area.
  5. ✅ Repeat this process 2-3 times daily or as directed, for a Maximum of 10 days.
How to store Bactroban?
  • ⚠️ Keep it away from children
  • Store below 25°C (77°F)
  • DO NOT use after the expiry date


Recommended dose: A small amount of Bactroban should be applied 2-3 times daily or as directed.

  • Suitable for age:18 Years +

Onset duration

  • Normally prescribed for up to 10 days
  • Visible results within just 3-5 days
  • For some takes some extra time
  • Don't use  longer than 10 days


⚠️ Warnings for Bactroban Cream:

  • DO NOT use Bactroban if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before use if: you have cracked or broken skin, you suffer from kidney problems, or you are using any other medication.
  • Bactroban is NOT SUITABLE for use inside the nose or eyes.
  • DO NOT use Bactroban for longer than prescribed. Prolonged use can lead to thrush (a yeast infection).
  • Read the patient leaflet carefully for full instructions.


  • How quickly does Bactroban Cream work?

    Bactroban Cream typically starts to show results within a few days of starting treatment. Watch for signs of improvement within 3 to 5 days. If you notice improvement, continue using as prescribed.

    However, if your condition worsens or does not improve, it's important to see your doctor for further evaluation and advice. Do not exceed the recommended duration of 10 days of use.

  • What is the typical response to Bactroban for impetigo?

    Users have reported significant improvement within 24-48 hours, with most infections clearing up rapidly after treatment.

  • How effective is Bactroban for various skin conditions?

    Users have experienced positive outcomes with Bactroban for a wide range of skin issues, including impetigo, infected mosquito bites, boils, acne, and more.

  • Are there any adverse reactions associated with Bactroban?

    While many users have found Bactroban to be highly effective, some individuals experienced adverse reactions such as severe itching, burning, or worsening of the condition.

    While severe allergic reactions to this medication are very uncommon, it's essential to seek immediate medical assistance if you experience any symptoms.

  • What should users do if Bactroban fails to produce the desired results?

    If Bactroban does not work as you expected, it's crucial to consult a healthcare provider for alternative treatment options, such as:

  • Can Bactroban be applied to various skin wounds or infections?

    Users have reported success in using Bactroban for treating a variety of skin wounds, infections, and even MRSA, highlighting its versatility and effectiveness.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Bactroban Ointment include (usually mild and go away on their own):

Read the patient leaflet carefully before using it.

  • Mild burning sensation
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Pain initially as your body adapts to the medication.

Severe allergic reactions:

While severe allergic reactions to this medication are very uncommon, it's essential to seek immediate medical assistance if you experience any symptoms of such a reaction such as:

❌ Serious side effects include:

  • Rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty in breathing
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Intense abdominal discomfort
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Severe itching
  • Irritation of the treated skin
  • Unusual skin blistering or peeling signs of a fresh skin infection

⚠️ Keep in mind that your doctor prescribed this medication because they believe its benefits for you outweigh any potential risks of side effects. It's important to note that most individuals who use this medication do not experience serious side effects.

Although uncommon, you may experience mild burning or stinging sensations after using this medication. However, if you experience any type of severe burning, stinging, or irritation, discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor.

⚠️ Important Notice:

  • Bactroban may rarely lead to a severe intestinal condition caused by a bacteria called C. difficile. If you experience persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain/cramping, or notice blood/mucus in your stool, contact your doctor immediately. Avoid using anti-diarrhea or opioid products, as they may worsen symptoms.

  • Consistent or repeated use of this medication may increase the risk of a new skin infection caused by fungi or yeast. Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any signs of a new infection or if your current condition persists or worsens.

⚠️ This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


What Bactroban looks like and contents of the pack

  • Bactroban is an off-white, translucent ointment. It is available in a 15 g tube, and each tube is packaged in a carton.


What does Bactroban contain?

Bactroban Cream contains two main categories of ingredients:

1. Active Ingredient:

  • Mupirocin Calcium: This is the antibiotic that fights bacteria and is present at a concentration of 2% (w/w).

2. Inactive Ingredients:

These ingredients help the cream stay stable, spread smoothly, and absorb into the skin. They do not have any direct antibacterial effect. Here's a list:

  • Benzyl Alcohol: A preservative.
  • Cetomacrogol 1000: An emulsifier and moisturizer.
  • Cetyl Alcohol: Thickener and emollient.
  • Mineral Oil: Emollient and moisturizer.
  • Phenoxyethanol: Preservative.
  • Purified Water: Solvent.
  • Stearyl Alcohol: Thickener and emollient.
  • Xanthan Gum: Thickener and stabilizer.

⚠️ Important Notes:

Some of the inactive ingredients, like benzyl alcohol, may cause allergic reactions in certain individuals. Always check the label for potential allergens before using Bactroban Cream.


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