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- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Bactroban* used for?
Generic for Bactroban* (Mupirocin) is an antibiotic ointment used to treat or prevent certain bacterial skin infections such as impetigo. This topical (applied onto the skin) medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Bactroban*?
The dosage of Generic for Bactroban* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Bactroban*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
A small amount of Generic for Bactroban* ointment should be applied onto the affected area three times daily. Before applying the medicine, clean and dry the affected area. Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Bactroban*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Bactroban* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Bactroban*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Bactroban*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Bactroban*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Bactroban*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Bactroban* can interact with other topical preparations.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Bactroban*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Bactroban* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Bactroban* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Bactroban* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Bactroban* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Bactroban* can cause side effects such as stinging, burning, itching, dryness, redness, peeling, and skin irritation. Some of the uncommon side effects of this drug are dizziness, abdominal pain, and mouth sores. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Bactroban*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Bactroban*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Bactroban* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Bactroban*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Bactroban*?
How will Generic for Bactroban* work in my body?
How should Generic for Bactroban* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Bactroban* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Generic for Bactroban* is not recommended for use on the burnt skin. Before using this medication, tell your healthcare professional if you have kidney disease. Also, consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, nose, or mouth. Store Mupirocin at room temperature away from moisture and heat.