Bactroban Special Precautions





Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Special Precautions
In the rare event of a possible sensitisation reaction or severe local irritation occurring with the use of BACTROBAN cream/ointment, treatment should be discontinued, the product should be wiped off and appropriate alternative therapy for the infection instituted.
As with other antibacterial products, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms.
Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with the use of antibiotics and may range in severity from mild to life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to consider its diagnosis in patients who develop diarrhoea during or after antibiotic use. Although this is less likely to occur with topically applied mupirocin, if prolonged or significant diarrhoea occurs or the patient experiences abdominal cramps, treatment should be discontinued immediately and the patient investigated further.
Avoid contact with the eyes. If contaminated, the eyes should be thoroughly irrigated with water until the cream residues have been removed.
Cream: BACTROBAN cream is not suitable for ophthalmic use and intranasal use.
Ointment: This BACTROBAN ointment formulation is not suitable for ophthalmic use, intranasal use, use in conjunction with cannulae and at the site of central venous cannulation.
When BACTROBAN is used on the face care should be taken to avoid the eyes.
Renal impairment: Polyethylene glycol can be absorbed from open wounds and damaged skin and is excreted by the kidneys.
In common with other polyethylene glycol-based ointments, BACTROBAN should be used with caution if there is evidence of moderate or severe renal impairment.
Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines: No adverse effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been observed.
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