Patients with skin or skin structure infections caused by S. aureus, S. epidermidis, S. pyogenes, and ß-hemolytic streptococci.
Patients with infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, S. faecalis, S. faecium, S. bovis or fungi.
- Topical cream: Apply a small amount to the affected area 3 times daily for 10 days. The area may be covered with gauze dressing.
- Topical ointment: Apply a small amount to the affected area 3 times daily. The area may be covered with gauze dressing.
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- Patients are likely to comply with mupirocin therapy because there are fewer side effects than that found in oral antibiotics.
- However, if large areas of the skin are involved, or if the patient is febrile, then oral antibiotics should be used.
- The cosmetically elegant cream eases application under clothing and hopefully will help to further improve compliance.
Cost of Treatment
Treatment for 10 days in Canada
Cost is for 0.5 gram per treatment
|Bactroban Cream (available by RX only)||Fucidin Cream (available by RX only)||Polysporin Cream (available over the counter)|
|Treatment should be for up to 10 days.||Use on the lesion until favorable results are achieved.||Use as required.|