Bactroban 2% cream (Mupirocin)

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Your doctor may prescribe Bactroban cream to treat bacterial infection of the skin. It can also be used for prophylaxis of ports in people who receive hemodialysis and get regular catheters placed for this purpose.

Bactroban works by stopping infectious bacteria from replicating, thus slowing and stopping the skin infection. Once bacterial growth is slowed, the body can typically manage the infection on its own. Bactroban attaches to isoleucyl transfer-RNA synthetase, a protein important for forming other important proteins.

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CA OTC, US Rx Only

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Take Bactroban exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.

The usual directions are to apply one-half gram of cream to the affected area 2-3 times daily for 5-14 days, depending on the type of infection. 

Apply to a clean, dry area.


The active ingredient in Bactroban cream is mupirocin.


There are no known significant interactions.

Do not mix Bactroban cream with other topical preparations because it could affect the absorption of the active ingredient.

Wait at least 15-30 minutes before applying Bactroban if you have applied other topical products.


Do not take Bactroban for longer than prescribed because it can lead to bacterial resistance.

Finish the entire course of Bactroban even if you start feeling better partway through the treatment.

If you develop irritation while taking this drug, stop taking it and contact your healthcare provider.

Side Effects

Common side effects of this medication may include:

  • Aphthous Stomatitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridioides Difficile-Associated Diarrhea
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Epistaxis
  • Erythema
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity Reaction
  • Increased Wound Secretion
  • Local Pain
  • Localized Burning
  • Localized Edema
  • Localized Tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Otalgia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pruritus
  • Respiratory Congestion
  • Rhinitis
  • Skin Rash
  • Stinging Sensation
  • Urticaria
  • Wound Infection 
  • Xeroderma
  • Xerostomia


  1. Bactroban Cream [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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