13.2.1 Bacterial skin infections
Propylene glycol, hydroxybenzoates (parabens)
Mupirocin ointment and cream are not interchangeable – the prescription should specify formulation required. It should only be used on recommendation of Infection Control or Microbiology. It should not be used for longer than 10 days.
Excipients: benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol.
Silver sulfadiazine is used in the management of infected burns, leg ulcers and pressure sores
Contents to be discarded seven days after opening
Excipients include cetyl alcohol, polysorbates, propylene glycol
Staphylococcal resistance develops rapidly to Fucidin, making repeat courses unrealistic, therefore topical treatment of impetigo with Fucidin cream or ointment is not recommended.
Excipients include butyl hydroxytoluene, cetyl alcohol, wool fat
- First Line Drugs
- Second Line Drugs
- Specialist Initiated or Recommended Drugs
- Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
- Specialist Only Drugs
- Mixed Status