Bactroban Cream

  • Skin infections (topicals)

Bactroban Cream Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Mupirocin (as calcium) 2%.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Oint—22g; Crm—15g, 30g; Nasal (single-use) (1g)—10


Bactroban Cream Indications


Secondarily-infected traumatic skin lesions (up to 10cm in length or 100cm2 in area) due to susceptible strains of S. aureus or S. pyogenes.

Bactroban Cream Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<3months: not recommended. ≥3months: Apply small amount 3 times daily for 10 days. May use gauze dressing. Reevaluate if no response in 3–5 days.

Bactroban Cream Contraindications

Not Applicable

Bactroban Cream Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Bactroban Cream Warnings/Precautions


Avoid eyes. Nasal use in high-risk patients: see full labeling regarding autoinfection. Discontinue if sensitization or severe local irritation occurs. Prolonged use may result in superinfection. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Bactroban Cream Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Bactroban Cream Interactions


Nasal: avoid other concomitant nasal products.

Bactroban Cream Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Topical: burning, stinging, pain, itching. Nasal: headache, rhinitis, respiratory disorder, pharyngitis, taste perversion, burning/stinging, cough, pruritus; severe allergic reactions, C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

Bactroban Cream Clinical Trials

See Literature

Bactroban Cream Note

Not Applicable

Bactroban Cream Patient Counseling

See Literature