Bactroban , also known as Mupirocin, is an effective antibacterial cream that is used to treat skin lesions caused by bacteria. It works by slowing the growth of the bacteria on the skin and killing it gradually.
Bactroban comes as topical cream applied directly to the skin as a thin layer, three to four times a day for one to two weeks. Before applying this medicine, wash the affected areas with water and mild soap and dry skin thoroughly.
Common side effects of Bactroban include skin rash, itching, burning or stinging. Some patients who take Bactroban have also experienced headache, nausea, skin redness or swelling.
Bactroban may also be used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.