Bactroban

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Bactroban Cream or Ointment (Mupirocin 2%) is a popular prescription-only topical treatment for a variety of skin infections, such as impetigo or inflamed eczema. Bactroban contains an effective antibacterial agent which will help to quickly kill off the bacteria causing your symptoms. To buy Bactroban without prescription for a skin infection, simply fill out a quick and easy online consultation with us today.

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  • Treats a range of skin infections such as impetigo
  • Contains the antibiotic Mupirocin
  • Buy Bactroban as a cream or gel
  • Genuine UK medication

What is Bactroban for?

Please note: Do not buy Bactroban online for use on the skin when the skin becomes infected due to a serious burn or injury.

Bactroban Cream or Ointment comes in 15g tubes and is mainly prescribed for the treatment of various skin infections, such as boils, inflamed eczema, and infections in the nose. Bactroban has long been used specifically for treating the contagious skin infection impetigo, and other skin infections related to Staphylococcus bacteria.

What is the difference between Bactroban Cream and Ointment?

Bactroban Cream is used:

  • For the treatment of infections on your skin in small cuts, wounds or on scraped skin.
  • To kill bacteria causing infections on your skin called ‘Staphylococcus aureus’ and ‘Streptococcus pyogens’.

Bactroban Ointment is used:

  • To treat skin infections on the skin such as infected hair follicles which form pimples containing pus (‘folliculitis’).
  • To treat an infectious skin infection with blistering and crusting known as impetigo.
  • To treat recurring boils (‘furunculosis’).
  • To kill various bacteria which cause other skin infections including Staphylococci, Streptococci and coli.

What is Bactroban Nasal Ointment for?

Bactroban Nasal Ointment is very effective at treating Staphylococcus aureus infections in the nose. 

Bactroban Nasal Ointment differs from the regular Bactroban Cream and Ointments firstly in size, as when you buy Bactroban Nasal Ointment, it comes in a 3g sized tube (the others are 15g). However, the Nasal Ointment is for use inside your nose, whereas you cannot do this with regular Bactroban Cream/Ointment as they are not licensed for this use. The Nasal Ointment has a slightly different preparation from the regular Ointment, making it more ideal for the thinner skin barrier inside of the nose.

How does Bactroban work?

Bactroban Cream and Ointment both contain 2% of the powerful antibiotic Mupirocin.

Mupirocin gets to work by killing the bacteria that contribute to the growth and continuation of an infection.

It manages this by inhibiting the bacteria's production of key proteins required for their survival. The antibiotic forces the bacteria to generate ‘faulty’ proteins instead, causing them to die and the bacteria to clear away.

How to use Bactroban

When you buy Bactroban Cream/Ointment or Bactroban Nasal Ointment online, always read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) before using any of these medicines.

Bactroban Cream/Ointment

The PIL states that you should not mix Bactroban with any other external cream or ointment medicines on the infected area of your skin as this may reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.

You usually apply Bactroban Cream/Ointment on your skin up to 3 times a day. The PIL’s instructions to use the medicine are:

  1. Wash and dry your hands.
  2. Place a small amount of Bactroban on a clean cotton wool pad or gauze swab.
  3. Apply the cream or ointment to the infected area of your skin.
  4. You can cover the treated area with a plaster or other suitable dressing, unless your doctor has told you to leave it uncovered.
  5. Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands.

Bactroban Nasal Ointment

You usually apply Bactroban Nasal Ointment to your nose 2 to 3 times a day. The PIL’s instructions to use the medicine are:

  1. Wash and dry your hands.
  2. Place a small amount of Bactroban, about the size of a match head, on your little finger.
  3. Apply this to the inside of one nostril.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for your other nostril.
  5. Press the sides of your nose together to spread the ointment around the nostril.
  6. Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands.

How long do I use Bactroban for?

After you buy Bactroban Ointment or Cream, use the medication for as long as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. The bacteria are normally cleared from your skin within 10 days of starting treatment. Do not use for more than 10 days. Throw away any cream or ointment that is left over.

If your skin condition does not improve within 3 to 5 days, the PIL says you should see your own doctor.

For Bactroban Nasal Ointment, the bacteria are normally cleared from your nose within 5 to 7 days of starting treatment.

What are the possible side effects of Bactroban?

Side effects are rare, and most people don’t get any. Possible side effects may vary from one person to the next, as with any medication. You should always read the manufacturer’s Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) using this or any other medication.

This will give you important instructions on how and when to use the medication, as well as any possible side effects of the drug.

How we package your order

Your medication is placed inside a plain delivery box* for protection, then sealed inside a special tamper-proof Royal Mail envelope before being dispatched from our in-house pharmacy.

  • Discreet plain packaging / No mention of medication
  • Our minimum sized delivery box* to protect the medication in transit is: W - 18cm, H - 6.5cm, D - 8.5cm
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24 or 48 hr (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Before 1pm (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail Local Collect (UK addresses)
  • Royal Mail International Signed For (Overseas addresses)
  • Some delivery types will require you to sign for the parcel
  • Some delivery types will require you to show Photo ID for the parcel
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