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Were you looking for information on Bactroban? Bactriban is a common misspelling of Bactroban.
 
Bactroban® (mupirocin) is a prescription antibiotic commonly used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, although it is often used to target methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The drug is often used in healthcare workers and adults in institutionalized settings to prevent infection during a MRSA outbreak.
 
This medication, while effective against many different bacterial infections, is not appropriate for all bacterial infections. And, naturally, it has no effect against infections cause by a virus or fungus. Bactroban comes in three different forms -- skin ointment, skin cream, and nasal ointment. It is used anywhere from two to three times a day.
 
(Click Bactroban to learn more about this medication, including dosing guidelines, possible side effects, what to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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