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What are the side effects of Bactroban ointment?

Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment has caused side effects in a small percentage of users. Talk with your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • pain or tenderness
  • stinging, burning, dry skin
  • increased oozing
  • swelling
  • nausea
  • dermatitis

Contact your doctor right away if you experience secondary infection, severe itching or irritation or any of the following symptoms of allergic reaction:

  • swelling of the face, lips, mouth or tongue
  • chest tightness
  • breathing problems
  • itching
  • rash
  • hives

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