BACTROBAN is used to treat skin infections and it works by stopping the production of proteins which the bacteria need to grow themselves.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Apply BACTROBAN cream in the effected area gently. It is better to cover the effected area with gauge after applying the cream.
Medications are prescribed according to a dosage schedule which must be completed in order to reap the benefits of the treatment. Lapsed schedules render BACTROBAN ineffective. So, never stop in between unless advised by your physician.
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not miss out on a dose is to maintain a fixed regime for consuming BACTROBAN each day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
BACTROBAN falls under anti-herpes drug and it works by stopping the production of proteins which the bacteria need to grow themselves.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
BACTROBAN must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature at 15-30C.
If you are allergic to any ingredient in BACTROBAN (you may check medicine label) then please do not use it without consulting your doctor.
Ensure that your doctor is aware of your past and current medical history before you start any new treatment or medication. This must include any and all diseases that you have suffered /suffer from, all subscription and over the counter medication that you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. This will help avoid a possible interaction or allergy.
If you are planning to have a baby or are pregnant already then you must seek advice from your doctor before using BACTROBAN. Discuss the effects and possible risks that BACTROBAN usage may have on the unborn baby.
If you are breast feeding your child, then too seek medical advice before using BACTROBAN. Some drugs may be excreted in the breast milk and may harm the baby.