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BACTIFREE LOTION

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MRP: Rs. 13.28 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML lotion each)
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Composition for BACTIFREE

Mupirocin Topical(NA)

food interaction for BACTIFREE

alcohol interaction for BACTIFREE

pregnancy interaction for BACTIFREE

lactation interaction for BACTIFREE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Bactifree lotion is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Bactifree lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for BACTIFREE

Mupirocin Topical(NA)

Uses

Bactifree lotion is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Mupirocin belongs to the class of medications called as antibiotics. It inhibits protein, DNA and cell wall synthesis in the susceptible bacteria and either stops their growth (at low concentration) or kills them (high concentration), thereby curing the infection.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Rash, Itching

SUBSTITUTES for BACTIFREE

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Expert advice for BACTIFREE

  • Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • Patients allergic to mupirocin or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for BACTIFREE

Mupirocin Topical

Q.Is mupirocin topical good for acne?
No, mupirocin topical should not be used for the treatment of acne

Q.Is mupirocin ointment used for yeast infections or herpes or ringworm?
Mupirocin ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections and does not act against fungal and viral skin infections

Q.Is mupirocin topical used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash has become infected with bacteria

Q.Does mupirocin topical treat eczema?
Mupirocin topical does not treat eczema unless it is infected, which generally would need to be diagnosed by a doctor

Q.Does mupirocin topical clog pores?
No. Mupirocin topical does not clog pores

Q.Does mupirocin ointment used to stop itching?
No. The indication is not itching but infection. Normally when infection is taken care of, itching subsidises on its own.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)