What is Bactroban cream?

Bactroban cream is a prescription antibiotic cream used to treat impetigo and other bacterial infections of the skin caused by susceptible bacteria. The active ingredient is the antibiotic mupirocin. The cream is applied topically to the skin, and kills or inhibits bacteria by interfering with bacterial protein production.  Bactroban cream is effective against strains of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), S. epidermidis and S. saprophyticus and against Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria.

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