Bactroban (Mupirocin) Cream & Ointment


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  • Bactroban (Mupirocin) Cream & Ointment

Bactroban (Mupirocin) Cream & Ointment

  • Medication features

    Bactroban Cream/Ointment is an antibacterial topical treatment for a variety of skin conditions.

    • Contains the antibiotic Mupirocin
    • Treats several conditions
    • For short term use only


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Bactroban Cream/Ointment is an antibacterial topical treatment for a range of skin conditions. It contains the active ingredient Mupirocin, which is classified as an antibiotic. It can be used to treat infections that attack the hair follicles as well as impetigo. Examples of bacteria that can be treated with Bacrtoban include Staphylococci (including Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]), Streptococci and Escherichia coli.


Can I use my other regular creams and ointments whilst using Bacroban?

It is recommended not to use any other creams or ointments whilst using Bactroban as it could stop it from working.


How long should I use Bactroban for?

You should see a noticable difference within 3-5 days. Treatment should be completed within 10 days. If you see no noticable difference after 3 or 4 days then consult your GP for further advice


Do I need a prescription?

Yes. Pharmacy Online can issue a prescription and dispense bactroban cream and bactroban ointment in the UK.

Side Effects

Side effects are rare but can happen whilst using Bactroban. Likely side effects would include redness of the skin, a rash, itching, swelling and dryness. Less common side effects can include nausea, vomitting, diarrhoea stomach pain and fever. If you experience these symptoms stop using Bactroban and consult your GP for further advice. 


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet