The T Bact ointment is a topical antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections – folliculitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and impetigo infections. It is not useful in treating viral or fungal infections. Get to know how T Bact ointment works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where T Bact ointment is not suggested.
The active compound of the ointment is Mupirocin Topical (2% w/w), and the ointment falls under the category of topical ointment.
How does the medication work?
The T Bact ointment works by killing the bacteria’s. The drug remains active for approximately 12 hours. The ointment works by inhibiting the bacterial protein synthesis, therefore, killing the bacteria.
T Bact Ointment Uses and Benefits
The T Bact ointment is applied for treating infections (mainly bacterial) and other cases like:
- Secondary skin infections
- MRSA infections
- A skin infection caused by bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
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T Bact Ointment Side Effects
- A headache
- Swelling of the skin
- Burning sensation in areas of application
- swelling of the lips/mouth
- Difficulty in breathing
- Hay fever
- Lumpy rash (hives) or fainting
If any hypersensitivity or allergy appears or persists then the ointment must be removed from the application site, and one must immediately consult the doctor for an alternative dosage for the treatment.
T Bact Ointment dosage
The ointment is used to be applied only to the skin surface. Gauze may be applied on the affected area before applying the ointment if you desire. If anyone has missed/skipped the application of the dose, then the dose must not be doubled or repeated on next application. Do not apply overdose of the ointment in case you miss any dose.
Be Careful with Contraindications of T Bact Ointment
- Avoid a direct contact of the ointment with the eyes. In case of irritation consult your doctor immediately. The ointment must be strictly used on skin only.
- Avoid getting in contact with nose or mouth
- Wash your hand before applying the ointment
- Consult the doctor before application on chapped, broken skin, skin burns or open wounds.
Facts about T Bact Ointment
- The ointment has less or no data available for lactating mothers. It is probably considered safe for the lactating mothers and does not affect the child as well.
- This medicine is considered to be safe for the pregnant mothers.
- No information on interaction with alcohol is available about the drug.
- The drug has not shown any contraindications in patients suffering from kidney or liver disorders.
- The T Bact Ointment is not used for treating acne problems.
- It does not cause drowsiness.
- The drug is safe and is approved in Indian, Japan, and the USA.
Warning signs about T Bact Ointment
The ointment must be kept away from the reach of children. It is strictly prohibited to be applied on the skin of children below the age of 2 years.
T Bact Ointment Storage
Do not freeze the cream for good results. The ointment must be kept at room temperature and locked in the cupboard away from the reach of children.
Some Brand Manufacturers
This medicine is manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It is sold as 100.8 INR per Ointment which is 5 mg in 1 tube.
The ointment is also sold by different brand manufacturers under following names:
- Muply 2% by Brinton Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd for 90 INR (containing 5gm in ointment tube)
- Mupisoft Ointment by KLM Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. for 99 INR INR (containing 5gm in ointment tube)
- Galbact ointment by Galpha Laboratories Ltd. for 105 INR (containing 5gm in ointment tube)
- T-Muce Ointment by Leeford Healthcare Ltd. for 75 INR (containing 3gm in ointment tube)
- Pirocin Ointment by Psycormedies for 68.69 INR (containing 5gm in ointment tube)
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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.